Bertholt Brecht Got It Right

“Do you know what happens when you put your cigarette behind your ear while you’re playing the saxophone?”
“I don’t do that.”
“Your ear turns to black ash. It’s so wrong. Bad.”

I’ve been hooked on Bertholt Brecht for a long time. He was so right about what was so wrong and bad. And yet nothing got right from his being right. Everything went on being life and then disappearing into the stream of time.

Dr. Faust got it right too I think. He said “Sometimes I think life is all “yet” and “again” and “misses”.
And yet the ways we miss our life are life.
Yet….yet…. to have one’s life add up to yet?”

“Well, what can you do? Don’t say plenty.”
“You can be hopeful.”
“I told you not to . . . .”
“I didn’t. . .”


About judyjablow123

In my youth I was a world class tournament golfer. I earned an MA in history at NYU, after which I knew I had had enough of academia. I have remained a student of history. I have a strongly personal - almost entirely negative- take on the contemporary pharmaceutical and mental health industries. That was the impetus for my Bluepolar blog, which will also include stuff on sports, history and anything else that strikes my interest.
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