Sunday, March 29, 2009
I had a dream the other night. Sometimes I hear things in my dreams. "Well at least if they want a piece of you, then they want some of you." I took it to mean that there are some of us who want to be consumed just so we can feel wanted. Me... I don't think so any more. Let me eat cake.
Pictured: Anna Cottos, Carey Tucker, Marc Tomko, Charles Tucker, Saul Ostrow, residue of an evening, a sign for peace
Sunday, March 08, 2009
Pictured: Lane Cooper, Charles Tucker and Julie Langsam
so every now and then i google myself... (doesn't everyone?)... when i do this, as i did today, i'm disappointed at the images that come up as "me." looking around my computer i find lots of pictures that i wish would google. some i like because i think i look good in them and some i like because i like who i'm with and some i like because they make my life look exciting. so i have lots of images that i would like to post just so they'll search but the ego self-indulgence would just be too obvious and my ego would not have that so instead i'll self-control and just post these. they're pretty good if i say so myself... and now in the hopes they'll search and i'll have a face on the internet that is actually mine (and not a mini cooper or some guy with a beard or a twelve year old) here are so pics. oh and don't let me mislead you... i have lots of pics not because i'm so photogenic but because i work to have good looking pictures. oh well... vanity thy name is lane.
thanks for indulging me dear ether. (me, me, me)
Tuesday, March 03, 2009
Ghost Dance to music from "The Assassination of Jesse James By the Coward Robert Ford," - Song for Bob, by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis
-- an incredible soundtrack. Please buy so they'll make more wonderful music.
A walking shadow…
"She should have died hereafter;
There would have been a time for such a word.
To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death.
Out, out, brief candle!
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more.
It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury
Signifying nothing." — Macbeth (Act 5, Scene 5, lines 17-28)
You, the other, are a fiction to me. All others are figments of my imagination, flesh made to bones through the text of acting on a stage. We perform. Even the secret is a performance… not hidden but a performance of veiling – an unveiling of intimacy.
My knowing of “you” – my knowing of others – is now; it is this moment; it is my memory of the last performance I saw of “you.” An act held in the line of the play by my memory of the acts coming before. I read the meaning through the lines and actions of the characters. I deconstruct to find meaning. Actions, Words, reveal logic extending from ethic that is motive.
More directly –
We cannot know others. We can only imagine them based on our reading of their actions – this is the text that we read. Throughout our engagements with others we tend to base our understanding of them on the last exchange yet framed by a context of earlier action. I read the semiotics of your actions but my knowledge of you, the other, occurs as internally as my reading of any text.
It is only after the last last act that the text takes on the sum of its meaning. The character becomes transformed and how we imagine them shifts from the myopic to the gestalt. The fragility of prolonged death falls away and it is replaced by the remembered vigor of youth. The most perfect form stands in place of ravaged minds and bodies and becomes what is lost, what is longed for.
I would talk about my mother in order to really explain but it’s not possible. To say that unto death… until that moment, that moment is inconceivable and it is unto that moment as yet uninhabited that we live in the now and it is now that defines the texture, meaning, state of a relationship. It is in that now we imagine the other until the now can no longer be sustained and while the text may be yet fully revealed, it is written.