Sunday, July 1, 2007


ALIAS is on. I watched the ending episodes, the first I had seen, in re-runs, like four a nite on TNT, and now I come across the beginning ones. Her father makes a speech about impending oil crisis at birthday dinner party in this one.

I can remember things, but forget trying to remember an actors name...and was thinking of one of the old Greek myths, and it came to me...Proteus.

Sydney is Protean!!

Here's a quote from wiki:

He became the son of Poseidon in the Olympian theogony (Odyssey iv. 432), or of Nereus and Doris, or of Oceanus and a Naiad, and was made the herdsman of Poseidon's seals, the great bull seal at the center of the harem. He can foretell the future, but, in a mytheme familiar from several cultures, will change his shape to avoid having to; he will answer only to someone who is capable of capturing him. From this feature of Proteus comes the adjective protean, with the general meaning of "versatile", "mutable", "capable of assuming many forms": "Protean" has positive connotations of flexibility, versatility and adaptability.


That's a good fit with ALIAS!!

I looked about for a pic...of a bull seal...and found a "bull" seal...that's how language is, and it's protean malleability.
This may be the subject that preoccupies me most, day and night.
Tree in the Door
June 31, 2007

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