Friday, February 17, 2012

Two

The rain came straight down and I saw my friend through the window.

I remember when the rain came straight down and I saw my friend through the window.

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What distance between the sentences. In the first: story. In the second: memory. In the first: a scene. In the second: a recreation. In the first: a street. In the second: a stage. In the first: a movie. In the second: the cutting room floor. In the first: memoir. In the second: essay. In the first: knowledge. In the second: skepticism. In the first: after the curtains part. In the second: fingers on the curtain cord. In the first: intimacy. In the second: distance. In the first: certainty. In the second: doubt. In the first, others. In the second: self. In the first: then. In the second: again. In the first: lifting. In the second: covering. In the first: reveal. In the second: transparencies. In the first: action! In the second: re-shoot! In the first: makeup on. In the second: makeup off. In the first: close-up. In the second: wide-angle. In the first: see. In the second: think. In the first: toward. In the second: away. In the first: moment: In the second: years. In the first: story: In the second: fable. In the first: detail. In the second: myth. In the first: .. In the second: .... In the first: .. In the second: ;. In the first: clarity: In the second: blur. In the first: touch: In the second: see. In the first: Polaroid. In the second: 8mm. In the first: personal: In the second: private. In the first: story: In the second: plot. In the first: what. In the second: why? In the first: fresh. In the second: frayed. In the first: yesterday. In the second: tomorrow. In the first: opportunity. In the second: regret. In the first: beginning. In the second: continuing. In the first: fact. In the second: interpretation. In the first: stating. In the second: essaying. In the first: best-dress. In the second: drafts. In the first: Andy. In the second: "Andy." In the first: outside. In the second: inside. In the first: major chord. In the second: minor. In the first: press play: In the second: press rewind. In the first: it did. In the second: did it? In the first: straight: In the second: circle. In the first: interrogate. In the second: self-interrogate. In the first: move forward. In the second: back. In the first: nature. In the second: nature. In the first: finish. In the second: begin.


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