Friday, July 20, 2007

The Love of Bad Stars

To love poetry is to believe in the inherent beauty of words and their uncanny ability to be abominable. And they are abominable because of their potential to be beautiful. Poetry is disastrous.

In order to escape the disaster of poetry, I will write a movie. My movie will be about beautiful people who all seem very beautiful until they begin doing horrendous things to one another. Violence. It will seem like they’re really ugly––have been all along––until they find out it’s all a big misunderstanding. It will become apparent that they are, in fact, beautiful––they just seemed ugly. The audience’s original opinions regarding these beautiful people were correct all along. Validation. My movie will make you feel good and sad and happy again, challenging and reinforcing your faith in beauty.

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