(Dressed as an angel)
There's no story in this
My white face, when tired.
When alert, such aletrness.
No meaning in this
No meaning is here. I think so
This is the story of the man who dressed as an angel. His aspirations
were such. He went into the street dressed as an angel. People looked at him.
Paradise? It's possible.
. . . . . .I've decided to be very, very, very stupid.
You don't expect me to answer that?
OK. I'll wait to see how that stupidity manifests itself. (Pause)
Will you suddenly start making funny faces, giggling and talking nonsense?
You're full of aniticipation. (Pause) Assumptions often come
true. Self fulfilling prophicies.
(Pause) Well, I'll just have to wait
When no story surfaces--
I entered the theater
You won't believe this. My story is the story of somebody who
ran out of stories:
Little bells began to ring
We all assembled in front of a while curtain, blowing softly in the wind
Oh Poets, your name is named.
Was the white curtain a sheet ripped from the bed, the fragrance
of bodies still hovering
Now: Hold this stick: a little bit highter. Now: Take your left hand and smear some of this strawberry jam on your face.
A little more. Not too much
Hold the stick a little higher.
Now, speak my name softly.
As if I'd done something to harm you, but you were full of
That's very good.
Just hold that position. I know it's tiring
(A chair on sticks)
You probably don't want to climb up into this chair
How would I get up?
We'll, you'd havce to have a ladder.
You'd provide one?
Yes. If I really believed you intended to sit up there
I don't particularly
Then I'll keep the ladder under wraps
Are these REAL, things to know about life?
Ah. Jerry spreads his wings. Leave it to God, Jerry
What are you going to do in this situation?
I'm going to leave it to God
You're going to leave it to God?
How do things happen? What is the sequence? (the relationship,
or is it a non-relationship)
He opened a door, and there was somebody one had been waiting
It wasn't said who
The center is in the fire seeker
Helen is "out of town" for the moment.
She checks into a hotel. Her hair flutters, and the brush which tried to calm the hair, which hand holds the brush?
The hair flutters.
(the brush burns, the brush is on fire. The hair is on fire)The goat's eyes are rubbed in sand
Another song, another song, he whispers
Is it my own
Hope, let's forget-me-not
No dangerous battles
No sleep to increase depth
Hope on wing
You would probably like to be initiated into cosmic truths.
Oh yes, Oh yes, Rabbi
(A street, sores fronts, blackboard. Rabbi with ice cream)
You look distracted Jerry
I've just had bad news
My wife left a letter. It's from Helen.
Ah. She's run off with the local fire superintendent
The local fire superintendent
How did you know?
My boy, I know things
I didn't know there was a fire superintendent
Don't fixate on it
My life's a shambles
Burn, my boy
Easy to say
It's a definative function, try it my boy
Oh yes, up in the morning-- off to work, ride the bus, go to
the post office, have lunch, etc, etc, BURN.
I'll burn up
Oh, it'll take quite a long time, lots of things will have
plenty of opportunity to go on happening, take my word for it.
(Pause) You know everything, Rabbi
Ah, my exact words. Or word, singular
Yes. Multiple in flames (wiggling his fingers and giggling)
Oh Rabbi-- your hands are so expressive
It must be my cumulative life experiences--
Well exercised. Ah, your lovely wife approaches.
Did you get my letter?
I'm surprised to see you.
I'm of two minds
Aren't we all
I'm torn to pieces. What a world
We never saw eye to eye
What a world
Look how far apart we grew from each other, I can feel that
without being able to explain
How come you came to talk?
(Pause) I'm in a circle
Ah, the poor thing is going in circles
Help me Rabbi, I'm in a circle.
Why do you call me Rabbi?
I do besides
Why do you call me Rabbi? (Pause) Am I outside or inside the
Your charming wife just said she's in a circle
No, she said she was going in circles
HE said that
I'M going in circles
We never communicated (Pause) I feel empty
I feel empty
What a communication here.
Oh Rabbi, you jump to conclusions.
No. I try to jump out of the way of conclusions. I see a conclusion
baralleling down the street in my direction, you think I want to be a direct
participant in such a major colision> Not me, thank you
(Pause) I'm in a circle. It's like being inside an egg (Dream?)
The water between his feet
Is there poetry in your life?
(Look. Being fish)
(Being real. More. Fish)
Is there poetry in ytour life?
Try this delicious new flavor of ice cream. Fish flavored ice
cream. Try it-- really try it
God rose, and ate.
Looking for meaning, Rabbi?
You like your ice cream?(Rabbi gives a shot to Jerry)
What do we do not?
We wait (Pause) Hey--!
What is it? (Pause) What is it Rabbi?
Oh my God, I feel strange (Falls, holds table)
Do you feel allright?
Not very (Pause) How do you feel?
I feel fine
I think your injection is effecting me
How could that be?
Not everything is explainable
Oh, I'm sure there's an explination
Don't be a fool
All right. (Pause) However, if I'm a fool I can't help it, can I. (Pause) I wonder if this is really happening to me or I'm just imagining it. I mean, you give me an injection, then I feel fine and you seem to be suffering the results of my injection, but maybe that's only the way it appears to me, which is a result of my injection.
(Rabbi collapses) What would I do in this situation. Especially
since it may or may not be real?
You mean like a dream?
Ah. Whether or not it's a dream may depend upon your reaction
Oh no. Whatever I do or say could be interpreted into your
(Pause) So whatever you do or say isn't important
Well, that's not quite right. (Pause) It could be terribly
important that we feel like we're going in circles. It could be. . .a real insight.
(Rabbi up) I feel better. How do you feel?
(Pause) Would you like a popsicle?
OK. How come you didn't offer me one of ythose earlier?
Oh, it just didn't occur to me
But it occured to you to give me an injection
How strange you are, Rabbi
You think so? You
re sure that's being objective?
After all, certain chemicals are-- or could be-- profoundly
I know that
Have another popsicle?
I hardly started my first
Ah-- numbers don't mean that much to me. Everything on earth
happens so many times, again and again and again and again.
It's noticeable you didn't offer me a popsicle
It's noticable you didn't try to give her an injection
Do you think I calculate these things? It's spontanious, when
you want to believe higher forces are operating through me, and I'm sure that's
a belief you'd like to entertain if only it could be entertaining
What flavor is this?
It's my own invention
What flavor is this
It's my own invention, see why I didn't offer you something
I knew you wouldn't enjoy?
I have to overcome my inate tendencies
Those are just words
But I said the
I'm implying the opposite
I don't get any implications, I get facts
If you think about it, you'll find it's impossible (offers
fish pop. She takes it, holds her nose, eats)
This is almost delicious
I appreciate your language. But I don't appreciate your lack
of committment to experience
Oh? Try a shot
(Pause) Do I always do everything I'm told? (Gives self a shot).
I felt nothing. I must have developed an imunity
(Offers) How about a taste ?
I'm habituated. (Licks hers)
Take it all
We'll take turns
I can't, not after you've licked it
We've been having a discussion, my dear. Whatever you're destinbed
to catch from me, you've catched it
It's a question of aesthetics
Ah, that's why she's holding her nose
Is it pretty
Not at all
(Pause) Is it disgusing?
That could be an association
I'm interested in facts
It must be frustraing for you to find yourself continually
in the neighborhood of associations instead of facts.
I make my own
We can throw a monkey wrench into that little scheme
Shhhhh!(Jerry): How strange. Everytime I speak, I feel I'm
breaking the law
So language is dangerous
Anything that moves the tongue is dangerous
I learn things from you, Rabbi
Sure. The problem is when it isn't kept internal
The problem is when I try to externalize it
I don't want to use my tongue
Ah. You used it.