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The LijRetta show premiering at the 2012 Melbourne Fringe Festival is coming soon.
It is a smart, intelligent, philosophical and observational standup-comedy which also visits the childhood memories of LijRetta growing in the Valleys of Ambassell in Ethiopia.
For more detailed information visit www.melbournefringe.com.au or see the Melbourne Fringe Festival guide.
Come and meet LijRetta, the star of The LijRetta Show. Its going to be a fresh night of comedy. Its on in the first block of Melbourne Fringe except Monday the 1st of October. Show starts at 6.30pm, Sunday 5.30.
See you there!
How do you feel, my dear,
I mean, how do you ‘feel’ things,
Say, the universe, or, a painting!?
It’s interesting, it’s mesmerizing…
It’s a quite, interestingly absurd question, sir!
No, not really, not absurd, maybe weird.
Yeah, maybe weird, but, what’s your point?
My point is, which one are you, by nature,
Are you a see-and-feel person or a touch-and-feel person, dear?
Oh! Gosh! If only I knew how I feel, to identify
Whether I am a see-and-feel person or a touch-and-feel person, sir…
Where are you heading, can you make it clear?
Well, I’m a see-and-feel person - not very much a touch-and-feel person.
I’m, in fact, a see-through-and-feel person, if I am of help for your dilemma, dear?
Well sir, in that case, I’m a touch-and-feel person, then.
Oh! Good, I am glad you reach to a conclusion so soon…
But, which one is superior do you think?
None, sir, all are in equal post, you see-and-feel, and then a touch-and-feel sensation incubates, and it grows to a point to engulf your only see-and-feel sensation, which appears, at first glance, a bit more superior to a touch-and-feel sensation. But, you touch-and-feel, then, there, a see-and-feel sensation incubates, it engulfs you to just gaze and watch each other. Something we touch inspires us to see, and something we see inspires us to touch. How am going sir?
‘Brilliant, inciting/enticing insight, but, a painting! What about a painting, dear? Is it not only a see-and-feel entity, art, if you like…?’
‘Well, sir, I would say yes and no, sir, because since we the perceives are not just a see-and-feel, or just a touch-and-feel entities, it entails that the paintings we look at should not be independent of our feelings. As I said, we are not just a see-and-feel, or a touch-and-feel, entities. When we look at paintings in an exhibition, or in a museum, or anywhere, we are also a see-and-think-and-touch-and-feel organisms. The object, the painting (the art) insisted, attracted us in all our sensations to see-and-feel it, to touch-and-feel it, to touch-and-think-and-see-and-feel it. But people who exhibit the painting would tell you to see, but not to touch it. They encourage your ‘to see-and-think-and-feel’ only sensation about its composition, its color, the setting, the view point, the subject of the painting, the light, the reference, the hint, if in case, it has a hiss of madness in it or an ecstasy taken or a bit of a lust, a love making scent, as it was being painted, some painful or joyous experiences, traces of sadness, lonesomeness, or togetherness - an enticing, amiable society around it; you see, the touching and feeling of paintings have all of these subdued/subtle feelings to be experienced, and, I feel now the urge to open a museum where paintings to be touched, not just to be a see-and-feel experiences. If you think about it, our incredible desire to touch took us to the Moon, we are now, craving to feel another planet by touching in human terms, because our see-and-feel sensation is engulfing us to actually to touch-and-feel it. That’s how I see it sir, I think, they inspired one another…
‘How am I fairing, sir?’ She asked, looking at him with her almond, beguiling eyes.
‘Brilliant, my dear, brilliant, may I have more wine, dearest,’ he said!
‘Certainly, my lord’, she said, and pours him more, sitting by the fire,
intoxicated by each others ideas. What a blessing he has her,
T. R. Retta
( 25 October 2012)
If you think about the evolution and revolution of ‘Staying’, it becomes a quite disarming concept - You ‘stay’ but you don’t ‘stay’ but you change. You change in staying. It’s a kind of weird consciousness to even being conscious of it…
The whole existence, the concept of time is in fact an eternal “staying”.
But, again the ‘staying’ will create a compelete entity, a complete set of things, matters, and transforms them, obstrates them, destroys them, creates them, almost, it seems, out of the state of ‘staying’ - while in fact it is itself is still in a state of ‘staying’ in a different, perhaps, shape, form or content…
Hence, when one phase of staying compeleted then another set of, segment of staying would start…
Nevertheless, the overarching constant, unchangable narrative of “Staying”, the underlining, the buildingblock “Staying”, will always be “Staying” without it even being conscious of it being in “Staying”.
It just stays and causes the havoc on agents like us and things, living, nonliving, seen, unseen, spiritual, non-spiritual - it just “Stays’ and causes change by “Staying” for ever unchanged.
In other words, forever ‘Staying’ - the ‘Staying is constant’, it never, would ever change but - but for it to be felt, to be known, faintly, to be acknowledged, there are temporary “Stayings” - such as an individual’s human life, conception, birth, growth, and the destruction of this fragmented staying will be death, which requires a certain amount of/length of ‘Staying’….
But, this ‘Staying’, segment of ‘Staying’, is of course part of “the eternal staying…”
Elements of individual agants, stayings - in the life of a season, in the life of a plant, in the life of birds, viruses, microbs, and so on, stars, unknownable holes in the heavens, and suns and gallaxies…are segments of the eternal naration of “Staying”.
Through these segments of ‘stayings’, we try to comperhend “the eternal unchangeable staying”.
To be continued…
Written by T. R. Retta
20 April 2012
* I will share these ideas at ‘The LijRetta Show’, during the 2012 Melbourne
in a funny comedic way…