Wednesday, February 24, 2010

I cannot acknowledge the obvious without feeling uneasy

Alex Caldiero performed Monday night in my dreaded freshman Landscape Architecture auditorium. He sat slowly, waited for the room to fill 2/3, and began. Quotes that shook my literately communicative world follow:

No thing but words divide us.
No thing but words unite us.

I've wanted to call this thing a chair for so long I almost forgot its name.

I go to my bank when I want to be loved.
They have such great service.

I didn't want to rush into things. I dare say becoming an American citizen was a spiritual experience. But I maintain my individuality. Every man is an islander, every man stands alone, absolutely, absolutely, and it gives me opportunities to feel myself.

Chances are you're hallucinating. But don't let that stop you.

1 comment:

Scott Abbott said...

wish i had been there too. thanks for the ideas and enthusiasm.