Friday, February 26, 2016
Journal 5 Theo Potts
Four jurnal 5 I chosee to do the Zimmerman Profile. I thought Zimmermans profile was particularly interesting because its one of the profiles that Isay uses a third person perspective for the majority of the profile (with some sentences from Zimmerman himself.) I think he does it this way because there is so much to say about the actual hotel and Zimmerman probably isn't one for talking. He lives in a cave in the middle of no where, his social skills probably aren't the best. This profile is also one of the few that have more than one picture. The first picture depicts Zimmerman in one of his cave suiets, and after furter examination you can see that hes in one of the deluxe rooms because hes sitting on a old bus chair. The second pictue is probably my favorite because it screams "free" to me. It shows one of the caves and gives the back drop of the seemingly endless desert behind it. I love that in the window theres a picture of jesus along with a bald egale just over his head, combined with the shack and the desert all I can think of is freedom. Freedom to live where ever you want and live how you want. The last picture I like to think is the best one of Zimmerman. Although you can't see his face it depicts him the best, his love of the caves, the land, his pets, and even the shadow of him being reclusive. I don't think he needs or wants anything more than those simple things. I think out of all the profiles in this book Zimmerman has to be at least in the top five for living creativly. He makes a hotel out of what most people consider to be junk, and yet I bet he is happier than most people. I think the message that meant the most to me was on page is on page 139 when Zimmerman is talking. He describes how the natural is just as good if not better than what most hotels have, but my favorite part is when he says " Taking his own cue, Dick straps on a guitar and launches into a lengthy and somewhat tuneless rendition of Listen to the Mockingbird". I can only imagine him whipping out a guitar and singing, I like to think he is so happy that he's ready to break out into song on the spot.