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July 2020

Wislawa Szymborska: Life While-You-Wait

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Life While-You-Wait.Performance without rehearsal.Body without alterations.Head without premeditation. I know nothing of the role I play.I only know it’s mine. I can’t exchange it. I have to guess on the spotjust what this play’s all about. Ill-prepared for the privilege of living,I can barely keep up with the pace that the action demands.I improvise, although I loathe improvisation.I trip at every step over my own ignorance.I can’t conceal my hayseed manners.My instincts are for happy histrionics.Stage fright makes excuses for… Read More »Wislawa Szymborska: Life While-You-Wait