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Beginnings
- Middle English
Old English- beginnan - to begin
The action of entering
upon existence….
Commencing…
The first...
Edward Said, the great Egyptian academic, maintains that:
A beginning is secular and man-made
First step in creative proce...
So…. A few examples of secular intention that have remained with me…
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdTOy4v8Y
og
A long ti...
Intentions: to create meaning from chaos or nothing
to introduce
to set the scene
to grab us by the throat
to remind us of...
Beginnings are artificial......
One can start anywhere.
"There was no possibility of taking a walk that day."
"Call me Ish...
"It was a dark and stormy night; the rain fell in torrents -
except at occasional intervals...."
Edward Bulwer – Lytton
Th...
"What we call the beginning is often the end
And to make an end is to make a beginning.
The end is where we start from. .....
"We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the plac...
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Beginnings

  1. 1. Beginnings - Middle English Old English- beginnan - to begin The action of entering upon existence…. Commencing… The first part origin/source to set oneself to do something
  2. 2. Edward Said, the great Egyptian academic, maintains that: A beginning is secular and man-made First step in creative process - an intention to create meaning... Whereas "origin" carries connotations of mythical, divine or organic existence.... Text carries an authorizing function – “to be set in stone” - beginnings carry weight – they influence readers beyond the form's existence – outside the novel, poem, E-mail or letter. They can be said to live beyond the form.
  3. 3. So…. A few examples of secular intention that have remained with me… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdTOy4v8Y og A long time ago in a galaxy far far away... Once upon a time..... Hwaet! or... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2a6zCR- ycs Beowulf’s first page
  4. 4. Intentions: to create meaning from chaos or nothing to introduce to set the scene to grab us by the throat to remind us of something else to set up a pattern to intrigue to begin..... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgHxmAs INDk
  5. 5. Beginnings are artificial...... One can start anywhere. "There was no possibility of taking a walk that day." "Call me Ishmael." They can take you anywhere. "It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen." "When he was nearly thirteen, my brother Jem got his arm badly broken at the elbow."
  6. 6. "It was a dark and stormy night; the rain fell in torrents - except at occasional intervals...." Edward Bulwer – Lytton The Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest: worst opening lines 2013 winner: "It was such a beautiful night; the bright moonlight illuminated the sky, the thick clouds floated leisurely by just above the silhouette of tall majestic trees, and I was viewing it all from the front row seat of the bullet hole in my car trunk." Janet Ahlberg It was a dark and stormy night, the rain came down in torrents, there were brigands on the mountains, and wolves, and the chief of the brigands said to Antonio, "I'm bored - tell us a story!"
  7. 7. "What we call the beginning is often the end And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from. ......... Every phrase and every sentence is an end and a beginning, Every poem an epitaph. .........“ T S Eliot http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AA9hc6E7 azM
  8. 8. "We shall not cease from exploration And the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started And know the place for the first time."

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