Monday, October 6, 2014If the world is indeed a stage and we its actors, like William Shakespeare suggests, which roles do I play? And what do they mean to me?
John, human, Taiwanese-South African, man, citizen;
Identity, instinct, nationality, stereotypes, law.
Son, grandson, cousin, nephew, brother;
Expectation, pampering, youth, family, responsibility.
Eater, drinker, taster, breather, wine lover;
Hunger, thirst, preference, life, luxury.
Listener, looker, doer, speaker, reader;
Selection, observation, action, expression, solitude.
Movie-goer, music lover, dancer, singer, guitarist;
Appreciation, fortitude, shame, mood, hobby.
Neighbour, acquaintance, friend, psychologist, sufferer;
Society, contact, conversation, understanding, resignation.
Planner, initiator, leader, follower, waiter;
Organisation, inception, commitment, participation, patience.
Traveller, flyer, pedestrian, passerby, commuter;
Globalisation, rite, invisibility, insignificance, powerlessness.
Customer, employee, colleague, journalist, photographer;
Necessity, work, cooperation, passion, perspective.
Teacher, learner, writer, thinker;
Pride, refinement, medium, philosophy,
Lover, admirer, supporter;
Longing, lust, devotion,