Thursday, April 14, 2005

Small fragments of (un)reality

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Knock on the door. Softly.No answer; he must be away or perhaps hard at work, devouring some article or other, a brilliant thought.
Second knock. Nothing. But the light is on.
Maybe it’s time for surprises – nothing more certain than surprises, right siss? – the doorknob turns and he’s in there alright.
But so is she, looking over his shoulder, hands round his neck, softly yet possessively, like a snake luring its prey.
Perhaps not a good surprise.

Haagen Dazs in hand, five million calories of joy on a stick, she enters screen 2.
The perfect end to the day, a film without meaning, offering illusion quite generously, clearly unashamedly.
The tall couple sits infront of her, he making himself comfortable, she trying to juggle the coats, the popcorn, the soda.
“Would you mind helping me pull the seat down?”, she asks and smiles half angrily, half teasingly.
They watch the adverts, they laugh through the previews.
Almost half way through she feels compelled to watch them: he touches her nose, she bites her lip, they hastily smile to one another as celluloid goes on.
Little moments of intimacy shared with the audience that is there and watching.

Earlier on another knock was heard, on her door this time.
She said ‘hello’ in her usual manner – part casual, part bothered, part cheeky, with the emphasis on the elongated ‘ow’.
And it was him, after all this time, big smiles and eyes bright for meeting again.
The news, the absence, the holidays, the work stuff, her shiny new trainers, prized objects of the desire for coolness gleaming in the background. He noticed.
And that beautiful set of blue eyes,
that unmistakable laugh,
the bright mess of straw-like golden hair of his daughter, following him,
remindful of where we stand…

It’s late.
I blame vague tourist for opening up this can of worms called love, even if it’s spring that has set it on fire.
Sissoula asked me to write something straightforward: if ever I could.
You see, dystrop, sometimes it’s not just about sex…


Blogger dystropoppygus said...

I see.

Eyes wide shut.

8:35 am EEST  
Blogger vague tourist said...

Ηθικό δίδαγμα: αντί να βλέπεις ιρανικές ταινίες, βάλε να ξαναδείς το «Spellbound» του Χίτσκοκ. Και μην ακούς τον άλλον... :-Ρ

Μπορεί να φαίνεται τόσο σουρεάλ, αλλά συνηθίζω να περνάω και κρυφά μηνύματα. Χωρίς να ανησυχώ για το αν γίνονται αντιληπτά ή μη. Δε βρίσκεται εκεί το νόημα.

Υ.Γ. Ωραίος αυτός ο Κλιμτ. Οφείλει πολλά στο γεγονός ότι το Depon δεν υπήρχε τότε. Νομίζω.

12:13 pm EEST  
Blogger sissoula said...

I think we're all good at doublespeak or secret messaging, whatever you want to call it. Maybe I'm off the mark, but I wonder what it is about (otherwise smart) women who are so terrified of happiness that they keep it eternally at bay by falling in love, again and again, with the wrong man. He's too old, he's too young, he's too taken, he's too aloof. Straightforward may be the word, but sex is not.

7:24 am EEST  

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