QueenOfCats wrote: EMPATHY wrote:
Yes, I wondered what you meant, but I have put it as a question and this is the answer for Q0C to decipher if possible.
Lemonbread wrote:Another interesting question to ask: Is Mr. Tohme R. Tohme a Ghost?
I know it is a weird question. A thought just popped into my head.
Is Mr. Tohme R. Tohme a Ghost?
The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The School For Scandal by Richard Brinsley Sheridan
SIR OLIVER. Well--so one of my nephews I find is a wild Rogue--hey?
SIR PETER. Wild!--oh! my old Friend--I grieve for your disappointment there--He's a lost young man indeed--however his Brother will make you amends; Joseph is indeed what a youth should be--everybody in the world speaks well of him--
SIR OLIVER. I am sorry to hear it--he has too good a character to be an honest Fellow. Everybody speaks well of him! Psha! then He has bow'd as low to Knaves and Fools as to the honest dignity of Virtue.
SIR PETER. What Sir Oliver do you blame him for not making Enemies?
SIR OLIVER. Yes--if He has merit enough to deserve them.
SIR PETER. Well--well--you'll be convinced when you know him--'tis The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Hermione's Little Group of Serious Thinkers by Don Marquis:
comes by her interest in Art quite naturally."
Fothergil Finch and I called recently. Hermione was not in, and her mother suggested that we wait for her. Hermione's mother looks upon all of Hermione's friends with more or less suspicion, and she would not permit Fothergil in particular to be about the place for a moment if she were not obliged to; but she does not have the requisite stern- ness of character to resist her daughter.
Fothergil, knowing that he is not approved of, scarcely does himself justice when Hermione's mother is pres- The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Letters of Two Brides by Honore de Balzac:Miss Griffith has at last discerned that I am not an utter ignoramus, that I have somewhere a hidden vein of knowledge, the knowledge we learned from each other in our random arguments. She sees that it is only superficial facts of which I am ignorant.
The poor thing has opened her heart to me. Her curt reply to my question, when I compare it with all the sorrows I can imagine, makes me feel quite creepy.
Once more she urged me not to be dazzled by the glitter of society, to be always on my guard, especially against what most attracted me. This is the sum-total of her wisdom, and I can get nothing more out of her. Her lectures, therefore, become a trifle monotonous, and she might be compared in this respect to the bird which has only one cry.
Is Mr. Tohme R. Tohme a Ghost?
In order to answer this question I think you need to decide whether Michael is MR Nice and Gullible or MR Nice and Smart.
So let's check these passages out, shall we?
THE PAST/Something you must release
Family issues. Envy, rivalry, plotting. One family member is universally loved ( "Joseph") and another family member, thinks he probably ought to have enemies/perhaps has enemies and is airing these thoughts in the presence of an old friend.Sounds like Michael is the object of discussion here. The Hollywood School for Scandal- an education for life...watch your back at all times. So Michael may have been naive and gullible but through the lessons he learned he was able to turn the tables on certain folks. Thome R Thome is introduced- a doctor but not a doctor, an ambassador but not an ambassador, a manager and then not a manager....Perhaps an actor?
THE PRESENT/The deciding factor of the moment
The fans usually suspect almost all of MJ associates/friends etc of ulterior motive because they perceive MJ to be a slightly naive genious Mr Nice Guy. Thome Thome has been in th firing range a lot of the time these past couple of years. But who is he? And where is he? Is he the Neverland ghost?
Perhaps not even MJ's nearest and dearest realize the level of his smartness. Remember what Elizabeth said- that Michael is cunning.
And GHOSTS is a brilliant short film...
BTW This passage is from a book called "Hermione's Little Group of Serious Thinkers". I cannot help thinking of this forum- and I wonder if Empathy's real name is perhaps Hermione?
THE FUTURE/Something you must embrace
Someone should heed the advice being given about all that glitters is not gold- or rather that apperances can be deceiving. ILLUSION. This advice will be repeated over and over again until it finally sinks in.
Here there is also talk about deeper knowledge versus superficial facts. The deeper knowledge is here within all of us- it is the superficial stuff that is missing.Just like in the Thome Thome story and the KOP demise story.
An actor who played his part and now is playing other parts may be seen as a ghost...KOP and Thome Thome...
Trust your instincts, Lemonbread. Do you BeLIEve the story about Thome R Thome or not?
This was really tough and I have had to spend quite a lot of time meditating upon these texts. I hope that you find
some of what I have written slightly useful.
Queen of cats