This past Wednesday was the 204th birthday of the 16th President of the United States of America. Coincidentally, I went to the cinema last weekend and saw the movie, Lincoln. There was so much of his communication style that came across in Daniel Day Lewis’s performance that made it intriguing to watch – having only ever read his words.
After watching the movie, I remembered an article that I had read a year ago and it had stuck in my head. What we know is that he was a great communicator. And often, the whole tale is not talked about it. He saw how powerful of a communicator he was and he didn’t always use it purposefully. I would love to hear your thoughts on the article.
On a totally unrelated subject, I started re-watching Gilmore Girls. When I was writing my thesis in the fall of 2007 I discovered the show Gilmore Girls. It was on at dinner time every day of the week and I was hooked. It was such a great break to watch during the most stressful part of school for me. The fast talking, heavy referenced dialogue made me laugh in the middle of it all.
And just last month they started re-playing the series again. It is on at the time I start cooking dinner and enjoy having it on in the background while I’m in the kitchen. I hadn’t thought about the show since I had seen it the first time around in late 2007/early 2008.
And then, I realised it. I couldn’t believe it. The family drama was about 3 generations of women and the grandmother behaved narcissistically. In fact, the whole show’s theme is around the main character balancing and dealing with her N mother while trying to raise her daughter in a manner completely opposite to her upbringing. The episodes have brought on a whole different perspective for me the second time around. Isn’t that truth of us ACoNs?
xxoo T Reddy