I'd forgotten how often we saw Magritte (colubra) wrote,
I'd forgotten how often we saw Magritte

No context. None.

While it's interesting that the trailer for Gilliam's forthcoming The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus includes Johnny Depp delivering the line 'Nothing's permanent- not even death', what with Heath Ledger having died during its filming, it bears note that in the 80s, Gilliam directed a film in which the main character says 'and that was only one of the many occasions I met my death- an experience which I don't hesitate strongly to recommend'. I do believe Mr. G. has a bit of a devotion to the concept that yeah- we don't ever really cease; what we did lives on past us and represents us to future generations. Granted, to me, the best part of Baron Munchausen is that story-telling overthrows the enemy at the gates. Story-telling. That's just so damned awesome. It's also interesting to watch this one and debate about its meaning in post-9/11 reality: there's definitely some conversation extant here.

Who knows, maybe someday someone will find the copy of Little, Big that I marked up tracing sub-plots (which I already sold to a used bookstore when I was particularly hungry) and wonder who it was that scrawled all that pencil in there and why I did it with uncial lower-case D's rather than cursive ones. And they may even learn a bit about the book based on my scribbling.
Or perhaps someone will actually wind up reading this novel I'm getting close to finishing, and that a literary agent is farming about here and there.
Who knows.
It's fascinating to wonder.

As Warren Ellis might say but didn't: good night, my little fruitbats of sexcrime.

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