Halloween Hustler

Posted on June 2, 2010


Fellini’s fascination with masks is fascinating. I’ve got my own fascination with masks, with false names, fictitiousness, fake identity. “What the eye does not see, the heart does not grieve over.” Bloody proverbial truths. What the heart does not grieve over will not be remembered, will not become part of the continuous, persistent dream that we must create for the reader with our writing. We live in existential times. We do, we do, we do. We do. Oil spill? Earthquake? Tsunami? – A slight sore throat can throw us off balance. Camus was the last to write about the Fall. Since then, unjustified rumor has spread that we re-entered the paradise, got to keep our wisdom and our clothes and can do whatever we want: nobody’s there to kick us out again because there’s no god (he died from neglect). Eva’s turned feminist, the serpent is in online marketing now and Adam’s naked and conflicted.

(photo/caption reposted from Metazen blog, Oct 2009)