A Clockwork Orange

”But I had this sudden very strong idea that if I walked into the room next to this room where the fire was burning away and my hot dinner laid on the table, there I should find what I really wanted, and now it all tied up, that picture scissored out of the gazetta and meeting old Pete like that.  For in that other room in a cot was laying gurgling goo goo goo my son.  Yes yes yes, brothers, my son.  And now I felt this bolshy big hollow inside my plott, feeling very surprised too at myself.  I knew what was happening, O my brothers.  I was like growing up. Yes yes yes, there it was.  Youth must go, ah yes.  But youth is only being in a way like it might be an animal.  No, it is not just like being an animal so much as being one of these malenky toys you viddy being sold in the streets, like little chellovecks made out of tin and with a spring inside and then a winding handle on the outside and you wind it up grrr grrr grrr and off it itties, like walking, O my brothers.  But it itties in a straight line and bangs straight into things bang bang and it cannot help what it is doing.  Being young is like being like one of these malenky machines.”

( Anthony Burgess – A clockwork orange )

We bang straight into things, I know, that’s why it hurts so much.

Oh, but we…

We want that moment right before the imapact

to last F O R E V E R.

pictures made by the Wonderful M.M

shoes from The Dear Hunters

 

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Cristina says:

    It really feels like banging into things all the time, and dancing to the music which is more like a huuge sack where we stuff everyone that we want to be and everything that we’d like to do at some point, but as long as the batteries work, that stupid music’s still on, and we keep crushing our pretty heads into things with hostile stares and unexpectedly sharp edges.
    I like your hat & shoes. I don’t think I can think of anyone who could wear that hat and be expressive, not ridiculous (I, for one, look ridiculous wearing any hat). In fact, I don’t think I know that many persons with a capacity of being expressive at all:) That’s ashame, I guess.

    1. I think I was first ready to wear this kind of hat after reading The Clown ( Heinrich Böll.). Then there were Amanda and Brian from The Dresen Dolls and recently Fellini’s La Strada. It feels like I am wearing this hat for all these characters, more or less real. The shoes have strongly reminded me of you from the moment I tried them on. It feels weird to walk in them, but my legs seem to like them.

      I think someday we will all wear hats and be expressive.
      If not, it will still be fine – there are plenty of other ways of being expressive.
      I had the same reaction when I saw you wearing JC shoes. They seemed to be on the right feet for the first time.

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