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Saturday, September 06, 2008

Grow towards the light en VO

That's 'version original' for all you non-French speaking folk:

I hope to get a few more excerpt from the potato performance, for your own amusement.

Meanwhile, the full text of my ode to the potato:

My first experience with potatoes was at a pretty young age. In second grade, we did this experiment where we cut the eyes out of potatoes and put them in a shoe box to watch them grow towards the light. That’s a message I’ve really kept with me all through these years, grow towards the light. Whenever I get sad, or lonely or depressed, I just think to myself: Grow towards the light, Jeff, grow towards the light!

...So there I was, growing towards the light, just like I was talking about. When suddenly, for no reason, the door slammed shut. Plunging me into darkness. Now, some might call this the whimsical justice of fate. Others might call it the ‘be all’ and ‘end all’. Still others might call it just being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Me, I called it dark. D-A-R-K dark.

...But you know what they say, when one door slams shut, another one opens. Of course, it’s not always another door that opens—sometimes it’s something other than a door. I mean, grace is grace, right? But the thing to remember is, when that door opens…or window or can of fruit, whatever it may be—walk through it my friends. Just walk on through. Of course, if it’s something other than a door, you might not be able to walk. You might have to crawl or lurch or find some other means of crossing over. But cross over you must. Cross over, go through, go on and beyond. The light is still there. Keep heading towards it, towards the light.

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