“May you live in interesting times”
– a Chinese curse, that. Apparently.
Anyway – the Imp is doing just that: living in interesting times (well, aren’t we all?). And one of the moments on the horizon is that I’m about to spend the night in a near-empty theatre, writing a 20-minute performance piece, from scratch, for 6 actors I’ve yet to meet, to be performed 24 hours after we wet our pens. Dead excited, but also nervous. The whole thing goes up on the main stage – and it’s filling up (this ain’t no teeny theatre).
Cor – the unknown – and I don’t mean Rumsfeld’s unknown knowables….
We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns — the ones we don’t know we don’t know. And if one looks throughout the history of our country and other free countries, it is the latter category that tend to be the difficult ones.
Beautiful….’cos what could I possibly have to worry about, having read that?!