Another Wednesday

In Current reading, Dante Alighieri, Drafts, Film, I Ching, Now playing in a theater near you, Revision, Sanford Meisner, Theater on June 29, 2015 at 6:39 am

A scene from Roy Andersson’s A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence :

Five people wait for the bus on a street in Göteborg, Sweden. Behind them, the owner of a bicycle shop opens for business, and brings out the air pump. “Another Wednesday,” he says to no one in particular. The five remain in their off-to-work state of glummery. A cyclist comes by, and uses the pump to get the pressure just right in the front tire. “Another Wednesday,” he says in general salutation and rides off.

One of the five glum ones turns to another and asks if this is indeed Wednesday. Day of week confirmed. Hm. I could have sworn this was Thursday, he says. It feels like a Thursday. This comment annoys another in the accidental group. How can a day feel like anything, you don’t feel a day, you know its name in the ordering. Yesterday was Tuesday, and tomorrow is Thursday, so today is Wednesday. You don’t keep to the order, the world falls into chaos. Opinion confirmed by the others.

Therefore, this is Monday. My Monday-morning appointment phoned at seven am to inform me this was moving day for him. Therefore, no Monday-morning appointment. I’ll lower the shutters against the glaring sun, and find out what happens next in the fourth strand of interconnected stories I once attempted to write under another guise. Plus, in real time, wait for the next installment in my own moving-related saga. The basic, ever-changing dialectic between a head given to soaring above the clouds, and feet that need to feel solid ground.

Here goes, for another spin.


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