Indeed, my indulgent friends, I will tell you – here, in this late preface, which might easily have become an obituary or a funeral oration – what I sought in the depths below: for I have come back, and – I have escaped. Think not that I will urge you to run the same perilous risk! or that I will urge you on even to the same solitude! For whoever proceeds on his own path meets nobody: this is the feature of one’s “own path.” No one comes to help him in his task: he must face everything quite alone – danger, bad luck, wickedness, foul weather. He goes his own way; and, as is only right, meets with bitterness and occasional irritation because he pursues this “own way” of his: for instance, the knowledge that not even his friends can guess who he is and whither he is going, and that they ask themselves now and then : “Well? Is he really moving at all? Has he still … a path before him? ” – At that time I had undertaken something which could not have been done by everybody: I went down into the deepest depths; I tunnelled to the very bottom; I started to investigate and unearth an old faith which for thousands of years we philosophers used to build on as the safest of all foundations – which we built on again and again although every previous structure fell in: I began to undermine our faith in morals. But ye do not understand me? – Nietzsche in ‘Daybreak’ (1881).
Day: August 24, 2020
A cutting-edge film script awaits inside this bottle, floating about in a vast ocean of virtual space!
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Productions are coming back!
Productions are coming back! After a long hiatus the plans to begin production are starting to come into focus. That is great news! But something else lurks on the horizon... The WGA and the major agencies are still at odds with no end in sight. The smart writers see this as an opportunity to take their work directly to producers and managers rather than trying to land agents. Across the industry, from the UK to the US, producers are looking for the most cutting-edge scripts!
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BREATHING – a la Rilke
Breathing: You invisible poem! Complete interchange of your own essence with world-space. You counterweight in which I rhythmically happen. Single wave-motion whose gradual sea I am; you, most inclusive of all our possible seas-space grown warm. How many regions in space have already been inside me. There are winds that seem like my wandering son. Do you recognize me, Air, full of places I once absorbed? You who were the smooth bark, roundness, and leaf of my words? You who let yourselves feel: enter the breathing that is more than your own. Let it brush your cheeks as it divides and re- joins behind you. Blessed ones, whole ones, you where the heart begins: You are the bow that shoots the arrows and you are the target. Fear not the pain. Let its weight fall back into the earth; for heavy are the mountains, heavy the seas. The trees you planted in childhood have grown too heavy. You cannot bring them along. Give yourselves to the air, to what you cannot hold.