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When I wrote this three years ago, I little realized we were about to be hurtled into an ongoing nightmare that would last until now. It makes the simple human qualities of Outlander, all the more poignant. While many modern self help guru's have touted living in the present, in the “NOW' as they have put it, as the proper way to live in this modern world. “One must live for self and forget about history and what is shaping for the future.” These things lead to discomfort, they say.. Some other philosophical thinkers have expounded on a very different approach. Colin Wilson, the writer who was a member of England's “angry young men” following the second World War, was such a one. Wilson wrote a book called “The Outsider” using great creative writers as examples he noted that some of the greatest, who he designated as “Outsiders,” are aware not just of the present day but of “other places and other times.” They possess the key insight to not be limited by the illusion of the moment but to expand into eternity, as it were. It may not be a comforting pleasure trip, being an outsider, but that quality, exemplified in creators like Van Gogh, T.S.Eliot, H.G. Wells, William Blake and Earnest Hemingway is what makes us, as human beings, distinctly unique. Which brings us to Outlander. Outlander, the series, is now in its 6th season. I truly enjoy this production which is like an epic film with very high quality acting, story-line, locale and Cinematography, which goes on and on most wonderfully. It is based on the novels of Diana Gabaldon. The series tells the story of Claire Randall, (played by Caitriona Balfe) a former military nurse from World War two who, with her husband Frank, (played by Tobias Menzies) visit Scotland in 1946. There she finds [...]
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