sabato, dicembre 09, 2006

Infinite Melancholy

I saw the name Christopher Reeve as a symbol: a symbol of the sediment of the United States at that moment post 9/11. It’s like a temperature reading, so instead of saying ‘94 degrees’ or ‘98 degrees’, it’s ‘Christopher Reeve’. I thought that it was a reading of culture, that his name became a symbol of a way of how we perceived our culture at a certain moment. For example, you could say that Christopher Reeve was optimistic and paralyzed at the same time, a kind of ‘paralyzed optimism’. This was the feeling that prevailed in the US after 9/11 and I don’t think that’s how we feel now. Now we’re confused and lost