Thursday, February 13, 2003

It's difficult trying to make entertainment out of tragedy, your own or someone else's, but that is what you need to do if your're interested in communicating emotions rather than merely feeling them yourself. The more painful the situation the greater the need for restraint and discretion. It's the difference between a scream of pain and the song that describes it. But the risk is that the sensations, instead of being strengthened are made opaque and distant, that the form becomes the subject and emotional awareness devolves into a sense of taste.

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