Monthly Archives: April 2017

“Between one embrace and the next”, from the movie Ulysses’ Gaze

 

At the very end of the movie, Ulysses’ Gaze, we hear “A” soliloquize in tones reminiscent of, or a free translation of Homer’s Odyssey:

When I return,

It will be with another man’s clothes,

Another man’s name.

My coming will be unexpected.

If you look at me unbelieving, and say, “You are not He”,

I will show you signs, and you will believe me.

I will tell you about the lemon tree in your garden.

The corner window that lets in the moonlight

And then signs of the body, signs of love.

And as we climb, trembling, to our old room,

Between one embrace and the next,

Between lovers’ calls, I will tell you about the journey, all the night long.

And in all the nights to come,

Between one embrace and the next,

Between lovers’ calls, the whole human adventure.

The story that never ends.

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