…I wrote this play-it’s called Mulberries- a while ago. I hate it now. Cos in general, even by my paltry standards, I could do so much better. I first thought of it in between airports. I have this weird thing about airports, if something doesn’t go awry, something really does. And hence decided to have Paul & Wendy talk at an airport as well. Paul & Wendy are characters in the play- also people you meet at lunch hours on George square in 2006.
Recently someone asked for it. And someone else was airport-ing. So, well I thought of the airport as well.
At the airport
WENDY: If you’re beginning a hunt, it is wise to ask someone what you are looking for before you begin looking for it.
PAUL: That’s good for Winnie the Pooh. How about going with the flow? Like believing in instantly?
WENDY: Instant coffee, instant messages, instant money. Capish?
PAUL- I think you only know that it was instant in hindsight, not at that moment . Like a blindside, it catches you unaware
Paul keeps a note
WENDY: .Oh you left some papers behind
PAUL: No, no, no it’s for you
WENDY: Oh. Coffee? You want to go out. I was wearing work clothes for such a while. So my daughters gave me this one dress for the birthday. That’s all the outdoorsy clothes I have
PAUL: I’ll see you seven then
WENDY: The girls don’t have anyone with them. I can’t leave so late
PAUL: I first went there in ‘65. The city was so different then, I was only a new guy in the city. People had no inhibitions, time was not a constraint, and there was no real running around. It felt so peaceful
WENDY: I’d rather say the time has increased, we do much more with it. Peace, love, self. Bah! Fancy words for the rich and the lovely. I spent all my life pretty much not thinking about all these
PAUL: And I think it’s about you. Rich and lovely are just incidental. And coffee isn’t expensive really
Is you is, or is you ain’t (Dinah Washington) plays in the background