i really enjoyed mark rylance in boeing boeing, so when i heard he won a tony award last night i decided to check out his speech on youtube. i had no idea what the guy was doing, but i loved the end of it, so i looked it up and he was reciting a poem by a guy named louis jenkins. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TU9iCgGDjRI
rylance certainly confused a lot of people. i definitely want to check out jenkins, though, because most of the time i don't think i like poetry at all, but poems that don't take themselves so seriously and yet say something ... i don't know how to describe it but i guess humor is always the way i like to get at truths. jenkins also has this fantastic bat poem that i found. i think i like this one precisely because i have a soft spot for bats. haha im lame and i love it.
There's a bat circling in the early dark, between the pine tree, the spruce and the maple. He seems happy enough gobbling up perhaps hundreds of mosquitoes on each turn around. But maybe it's Dracula. You have to think about that. Maybe Dracula doesn't transform himself into a bat, instead maybe the bat becomes Dracula. He has to go home soon, put on his little suit and tie and wander around the empty castle muttering to himself in a strange accent. And later, of course, there will be guests for dinner.
awesome! i will have to check out some more from this guy. i'm beginning to crystallize that which i value most in the world: people not taking themselves too seriously, humility (maybe number one), reflection, and humor. sure, i fail at these things very often but reflection being on the list proves that i won't always fail at the rest. i'm trying to stay positive with this list, so maybe that is another one to add to it, because it has certainly been prompted by observing the opposite. just saying that makes me feel like an asshole though. i want to stay low to the ground and know that i should never be the first deal out judgments.
it will be so tough to go home on friday, though at times it is tough to stay here away from friends and family. i worry about everything and i hate wanting to be in two places at once. oh life. i sure am lucky.