Sunday, March 27, 2011
150 Words: The Hours
Nicole Kidman is pretending to be Virginia Woolf. She’s pretending to sink slowly beneath the healing waters of a gently unforgiving stream. She’s pretending to choose darkness because the light is, all things considered, just a little too much to bear.
Nicole Kidman is sinking…slipping, disguised as Virginia Woolf, away from the sky and down to the bottom of a gently non-judgmental stream.
I am watching and I am pretending that I do not understand. I am crying, hot reluctant tears. I am mocking myself…it’s only a movie.
Nicole Kidman is sinking below the water. I am pretending that I do not understand.
Virginia Woolf is slipping down and the hours are passing…the hours are ending but not ending at all. Nicole Kidman is pretending to be Virginia Woolf. Ed Harris is falling to eternity. Meryl Streep is choosing life.
I am crying and pretending that I do not understand.