Sunday, 8 March 2009

How Do People Change?

Harper: In your experience of the world. How do people change?




Mormon Mother: Well it has something to do with God so it's not very nice. God splits the skin with a jagged thumbnail from throat to belly and then plunges a huge filthy hand in, he grabs hold of your bloody tubes and they slip to evade his grasp but he squeezes hard, he insists, he pulls and pulls till all your innards are yanked out and the pain! We can't even talk about that. And then he stuffs them back, dirty, tangled and torn. It's up to you to do the stitching.




Harper: And then get up. And walk around.




Mormon Mother: Just mangled guts pretending.

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One of my favorite scenes from Tony Kushner's play, Angels in America.

4 comments:

gillboard said...

ang lalim... di ko naintindihan... hehehe

Turismoboi said...

nosebleed

Mugen said...

What is your interpretation of these lines?

wanderingcommuter said...

i so love this play and even the tv series...

especially if you have read where the play was based.