Glass breaks so easily

Bill Viola, Two Women, 2008, Color High-Definition video on plasma display mounted on wall Performers: Pamela Blackwell and Weba Garretson. Photo: Kira Perov

(…) Glass breaks so easily. No matter how careful you are. (…)

(…) You don’t know things anywhere! You live in a dream: you manufacture illusions. (…)

(…) I know I seem dreamy, but inside – well, I’m boiling! Whenever I pick up a shoe,

I shudder a little thinking how short life is and what I am doing! Whatever that means,

I know it doesn’t mean shoes — except as something to wear on a traveler’s feet! (…)

(…) I didn’t go to the moon, I went much further — for time is the longest distance between

two places.(…)

(…) Yes, I have tricks in my pocket, I have things up my sleeve.

But I am the opposite of a stage magician.

He gives you illusion that has the appearance of truth.

I give you truth in the pleasant disguise of illusion.(…)

The Glass Menagerie, Tennessee Williams