Posts Tagged ‘lord of the flies’

Why things are what they are

January 21, 2010


Still from Lord of the Flies (Peter Brook, 1963).

“What are you doing out here all alone? Aren’t you afraid of me?”

Simon shook.

“There isn’t anyone to help you. Only me. And I’m the Beast.”

Simon’s mouth labored, brought forth audible words.

“Pig’s head on a stick.”

“Fancy thinking the Beast was something you could hunt and kill! You knew, didn’t you?” said the head. For a moment or two the forest and all the other dimly appreciated places echoed with the parody of laughter. “You knew, didn’t you? I’m part of you? Close, close, close! I’m the reason why it’s no go? Why things are what they are?”

(William Golding, Lord of the Flies)

Liberated Negative Space o’ the Day: Sucks to yer minimalism, you luxuriant pig

December 12, 2009


London, England.