The idea of telling a story within a story intrigued me about this piece. How the romance novel affected the characters within the play got me to thinking about stories and what they really are. It seems like everyone's life is a story to them, and the ones that they hear within that life connect them to the lives of others, whether they reflect to actual people or not? Follow me?
a story line, in literal translation
is not any more than a life.
which character is a person we know
hope to know
hope to describe
and one day hope to love
as if they were encased in
an imaginary body.
we sift through layers of situations
looking for one that
affects our outer reality
and can provide something
for our subjectivity.
where is the line defining
a plotline from wishful thinking?
when do the tales of others
become recollection of ourselves
and the places we never will travel to
and the conversations we will never have