Gnats Inside the Wind Transposed for the Proterozoic Eon (a play in three acts)

( 2014 )

 

script for stage, performance, broadcast.

 

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ACT II, SCENE II

 

Faster stones. Stones that move. Stones that can move without weather. Stones that can move without weather. Without weather? No weather? Stones that can move against weather. Against weather. Faster stones. Stones that can move themselves. Stones that can move by themselves without weather. In the air, on the rock, in the air. From the air. Stones that can move by themselves in the air and from the air.

 

Size. What size? Smaller stones. Smaller stones. Lighter stones that can move. Lighter stones that can move one way and then the other. First one direction. Then another direction. Stones that can move in different directions. Small stones. A cloud of small stones that can move by themselves against weather in several different directions.

 

Larger stones. Smarter stones. Larger smarter stones that can move by themselves. That can move against weather and can think it before moving it. Larger stones that are fast and smart.

 

Younger stones. Stones that accrete and move and subsume very fast and against weather. Stones that accrete other stones. Stones that accrete other stones on the terrain. Stones that accrete, prosper, bifurcate and subsist whilst never joining terrain. Younger, smarter, larger, faster stones. A cloud of them.

 

Stones that can give something to other stones. Stones that can give something of themselves to other young stones, something of themselves. Stones awaiting stone-givings to fill the hole in their own mortar. Stones where this mineral exchange is a metaphor.

 

Stones that are not stones.

 

A cloud of smaller younger faster not-stones comes to a larger, younger (but older), faster (but not as fast) not-stone and give themselves to the not- stone. The weather weathering but how to know. Other stones, us-stones still there perhaps, still with the weather, shackled to it with love. But dissolving. Dissolving badly.

 

The cloud against the weather not-stones comes to the larger stone and profess their distaste for the weather, their incompatibility. Not-stones that recognise both the importance of leaving the weather behind but their inferiority to larger not-stones who are further de-wedded from the weather. Not-stones who are against the weather but vulnerable to certain weathers. Jealous not-stones, proud against weather weak against weather not-stones jealous of large against weather strong against weather not-stone. Jealous not-stones, proud against weather weak against weather not-stones petitioning large against weather strong against weather not-stone for a talisman. Strong against weather not-stone have pity! Have knowledge! Have mercy! Cloud of small fragile against-weather but weather-weakly not-stones are hopeless against weatherstrong times. The East Wind! The East Wind! The East Wind! The East Wind! The East Wind! The East Wind!

 

Tall all-powerful weather-deflector not-stone hears the mercy and can send the Wind Easter, more East. But first the beckoning.

 

The East Wind.

 

The East Wind Comes and the Cloud has Dusted.

The East Wind Comes and the Cloud has Dusted.

The East Wind Comes and the Cloud has Dusted.

The East Wind Comes and the Cloud has Dusted.

Amphibolite! Amphibolite! Amphibolite! Amphibolite! Amphibolite! Amphibolite!

The East Wind Comes and the Cloud has Dusted.

The East Wind Comes and the Cloud has Dusted.

 

(Yellow lights fade to black)

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