The Old Grey Goose

In Current reading, Drafts, Film, Local projects, Music, Theater on March 7, 2014 at 9:17 am

I think that’s it for Part I of the story – at least, for now. It’s bound to need tweaking once I get through parts II and III anyway. Onward.

Machado de Assis. Original title in Brazilian : Memorial de Aires. Translated in French as Ce que les hommes appellent amour – a reference to a verse from Shelley the main character quotes in the story. The kind of story where by page eighty-four you see where the thing  is headed. I guess the story wouldn’t have stood much of a chance, had it landed in an agency slush pile.

The other haul from the médiathèque yesterday : Le Dernier Caravansérail (Odyssées) – the film version of a play by Ariane Mnouchkine’s Théâtre du Soleil. Guess the Patricia Cornwell will have to take the back seat – not too far back, though. Things that annoy are precious.

Plenty of real-life annoyances on hand, of course. Trust electioneering to provide plenty of opportunities. Along with sad-funny moments. Such as an acquaintance leasing a bullhorn and sound system and riding through town haranguing folks to cancel their votes in protest against one of the Right-wing candidates. On a bright spring afternoon, her voice bounced against the buildings. My dog shimmied on her back, I enjoyed the sun.

Oops, I’m expected somewhere in forty-six minutes.

I could get used to holidays, especially when the sun shines.

(Oh. The Old Grey Goose in the title. From the song Go tell Aunt Rhody. She died in the millpond, standing on her head. Not the aunt, the goose.)


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