A brief exchange with Kath last Thursday, about whether the objective of writing in general, and storytelling-type writing in particular, is to make itself transparent. In the sense: the story comes through, but you're not conscious of the writer working away to make that happen. Very brief, actually. Me: "The whole idea is to make the writing transparent." Kath: "That's not the whole idea." Conversation moves on. Maybe it isn't the whole idea. Reminds me of Dave's long-ago remark about an actor, possibly Lawrence Olivier: "You never catch him acting." I think Dave was quoting somebody, but I remember it.
Last night, the interested member of the family, and his friend, and I, sat down together to watch a rented DVD called 'Green Lantern'. I love the peculiarly stretched suspension of disbelief, and the wonderfully warped logic, of superhero movies: the first thing you need to do, if you're doing to 'fight crime' (invariably the career choice of a fictional person who discovers that he/she has unusual talents), is to find youself an outfit and a mask and go it alone. And usually it has to be a skimpy little mask that somehow successfully conceals your identity - until last night. Green Lantern to girlfriend, after kissing her with his mask on: "You recognise me?" Girlfriend: "Of course I recognise you!" Compare and contrast with the similar moment between Kirsten Dunst and Spiderman - although I suppose he was upside-down at the time.
More of Katie today. Looking forward to finding out what happens next. Find out by trusting that it'll come, and opening the file.