On Being Lincoln

The 85th Annual Academy Awards of Motion Pictures airs tonight.  The Awards are to honor and advertise Hollywood’s latest wares of the past year: movies of 2012, which are, by in large, to make money. There is much hype in the glitter of Hollywood.  Many of those movies will fade with time.  But there are some movies that transcend their time, place, and culture.

And movies give us the ability to be with thought thru new regions.
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Me

This is the title of her autobiography.

As she says:

What are you saying?  Who am I?
Well I’m me — I’m what is called the power behind the throne. I’m your — your character. Isn’t that what they call it?

Yes, Kate.  That’s what we call it.  Character.  You were certainly an interesting Character.

Character:  a configuration of habits.

Oh, but Kate, we have another word that you never knew much about.  The word is Temperament.

Temperament + Character = Personality

What you didn’t know was your Temperament.  But I doubt if you would care.  You had an interesting and full life anyway.  However, you might have understood yourself and others a little more.

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