Thursday, August 16, 2012

"To my mind a wedding's a very poor play. There are only two parts in it -- the bride and bridegroom. The best man is only a walking gentleman. With the exception of a crying father and sniveling mother, the rest are supers who have to dress well and have to pay for their insignificant part in the shape of costly presents."

-Diary of a Nobody

Sunday, August 12, 2012

And I mean that—everything is fiction. When you tell yourself the story of your life, the story of your day, you edit and rewrite and weave a narrative out of a collection of random experiences and events. Your conversations are fiction. Your friends and loved ones—they are characters you have created. And your arguments with them are like meetings with an editor—please, they beseech you, you beseech them, rewrite me. You have a perception of the way things are, and you impose it on your memory, and in this way you think, in the same way that I think, that you are living something that is describable. When of course, what we actually live, what we actually experience—with our senses and our nerves—is a vast, absurd, beautiful, ridiculous chaos.