Disproportions II

In Current reading, Irish Mist, Local projects, Music, Poetry, Revision, Sanford Meisner, Theater on October 30, 2014 at 8:01 am

Some things get written into story right away. Some, not. They stay on the sidelines, in handwritten notes, gathering strength. Such is the brief exchange I jotted down yesterday. It will occur at the very end of the final section, or close to it.

Out in the world of real, an accumulation of ugly words this morning. A din of ugliness aimed from every quarter at the opponents to the dam project. “Green Jihadists”, “Eco Terrorists” etc. Something surreal in press releases where both the ultra-right and the Socialists speak the same words? I only wish. Perhaps if people read Chomsky? – not that I expect any of our political leaders to do so, either in Europe or in North America. State security does not mean security for a State’s inhabitants, that much is clear. The Rule of Law knows many interpretations, not to mention exceptions and/or quaint provisions.

Will the lines appear in the story per se? Will I simply keep them close by as I work my way through the missing pieces? I don’t know. They are close by at any rate. Spoken by Caliban in Act 3  Scene 2 of Shakespeare’s The Tempest. Well-known words for those who know the play. Sometimes, the better known words take on an unexpected richness; unexpected nuances of meaning. The words :


Be not afeard, the isle is full of noises,

Sounds, and sweet airs, that give delight and hurt not.

Sometimes a thousand twangling instruments

Will hum about mine ears; and sometimes voices,

That if I then had waked after long sleep,

Will make me sleep again, and then in dreaming

the clouds methought would open and show riches

ready to drop upon me, that when I waked

I cried to dream again.

Useful words to bear in mind through the din of ugly sounds. Maybe I’ll add them at the very end, like an afterthought to the two characters’ words, or an echo to the quote that opens the story.


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