‘I used to think the world was broken down by tribes,’ I said. 'By Black and White. By Indian and White. But I know this isn’t true. The world is only broken into two tribes: the people who are assholes and the people who are not.’
You have noticed that the truth comes into this world with two faces. One is sad with suffering, and the other laughs; but it is the same face, laughing or weeping. When people are already in despair, maybe the laughing face is better for them; and when they feel too good and are too sure of being safe, maybe the weeping face is better for them to see.
I have noticed that as soon as you have soldiers the story is called history. Before their arrival it is called myth, folktale, legend, fairy tale, oral poetry, ethnography. After the soldiers arrive, it is called history.
And by-and-by the dark children grew into a large nation; we believe it is the one we belong to, and that the nation that sprung from the white children will sometime send someone to meet us and heal all the old trouble.
There was only the dark infinity in which nothing was. And something happened. At the distance of a star something happened, and everything began. The Word did not come into being, but it was. It did not break upon the silence, but it was older than the silence and the silence was made of it.
1. Kristi Holden, Las Vegas. (one of my fav photos of her) 2. Sarah Bakker, Broadway. 3. Valerie Link, Hamburg. 4. Jennifer Hope Wills, Broadway. (another favourite photo) 5. Sierra Boggess, Broadway. 6. Elizabeth Welch, Broadway. 7. Samantha Hill, Broadway. 8. Claire Louise Hammacott, West End. 9. Susanne Elmark, Copenhagen.
I will tell you the story of how we found ourselves in a realm where dreams are formed, destiny is chosen, and magic is as real as your handprint in the snow. I will tell you how we unlocked the Pandora’s box of ourselves, tasted freedom, stained our souls with blood and choice, and unleashed a horror on the world that destroyed its dearest Order.
1. Sarah Elizabeth Combs, Las Vegas, 2. Elizabeth Welch, Broadway, 3. Rita Harvey, US tour, 4. Katy Treharne, West End, 5. Maria Bjørnson’s costume design, 6. Elena Bahtiyarova, Moscow, 7. Michelle van de Ven, Hamburg, 8. Susan Sereda, Toronto, 9. Elizabeth Welch, US tour.