verb: rectify; 3rd person present: rectifies; past tense: rectified; past participle: rectified; gerund or present participle: rectifying
put (something) right; correct.
“mistakes made now cannot be rectified later”
To Rectify: the definition of the word has been on my mind ever since the show on Sundance Channel started. It’s an amazing show; the slow steady poetic series that some how isn’t that popular yet. Definition is to fix what was wrong , to correct. To make right. We all know that, it’s a common place word. It’s amazing how sometimes you here a line or a phrase or a thought from the actors mouth and it is something you thought of a million times, the exact words. I guess that’s what TV and movies are supposed to do; Shadow human emotions. Mirror what we are already thinking, to make that connection with the audience. We all have had situations where we try to make things right but no matter how hard we try we can’t. Good intentions and all. In my last blog I mentioned the frog and scorpion story from the Movie; the Crying Game when the frog gives the scorpion a ride on his back across the river …and as they both sink beneath the waves, the frog cries out, “Why did you sting me, Mr. Scorpion? For now we both will drown!” Scorpion replies, “I can’t help it. It’s in my nature!”
We all will get stung….the trick is not to drown.
“And I know that’s your nature, mom. Just like it’s Daniel’s to be so maddeningly private. But because it’s not my nature, or because I don’t always read between the lines, or understand that language, or because I want people to speak to me in my language sometimes, that does not make me the bad guy.”