martedì 29 giugno 2010

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

The photograph is in my hand. It is the photograph of a man and a woman. They are at an amusement park in 1959. In twelve seconds time, I’ll drop the photograph to the sand at my feet, walking away. It's already lying there, twelve seconds into the future. Ten seconds now. The photograph is in my hand. I found it in a derelict bar twenty seven hours ago. It's still there, twenty seven hours into the past, in its frame, in the darkened bar. I'm still there looking at it. The photograph is in my hand. The woman takes a piece of popcorn between thumb and forefinger. The ferris wheel pauses. Seven seconds now. It's July 1959. I'm in New Jersey, at the Palisades Amusement Park. Four seconds... three...I'm tired of looking at the photograph now. I open my fingers. It falls to the sand at my feet. I am going to look at the stars. They are so far away, and their light takes so long to reach us... all we ever see of stars are their old photographs. I am two hundred and twenty seven million kilometers from the Sun. Its light is already ten minutes old. It will not reach Pluto before maybe two hours. Two hours into my future, I observe meteorites from a glass balcony, thinking about my father. Twelve seconds into my past, I open my fingers. The photograph is falling. I am watching the stars. My father admired the sky for its precision. He repaired watches. It's 1945. I sit in a Brooklyn kitchen, fascinated by an arrangement of clocks on black velvet. I am sixteen years old. It is 1985. I am fifty-six years old. The photograph lies at my feet, falls from my fingers, is in my hand. I am watching the stars, admiring their complex trajectories through space, through time.

01. Bob Dylan - Desolation Row
02. Iggy Pop - Neighborhood Threat
03. Simon and Garfunkel - The Sound of Silence
04. Richard Wagner - Die Walküre
05. Elvis Costello & The Attractions - The Comedians
06. The Police - Walkin' on the Moon
07. Nat King Cole - Unforgettable
08. Billie Holiday - You're my thrill
09. Bob Dylan - All Along the Watchtower
10. John Cale - Sanities

3 commenti:

taldeital ha detto...

non ero abituato ad opere prime così corpose e di alto livello!

ottimo lavoro lorè, sono fiero di averti nello staff, continua così!

Panzè ha detto...

Allò ci ho visto lungo??

Ma si c'avrei messo la mano sul vede (e si sente) che è uno che ci capisce...

Bravo bravo bravo!!

Stestra ha detto...

il ragazzo si farà anche se ha le spalle strette... maglia numero 7?? :D

scherzi a parte, molto molto bella!!! complimentoni e complimentoni alla oramai anche talent scout di Panzè! =)