“I am having a hallucination now, I don’t need drugs for that.” ―Thomas Pynchon
Professional actors change characters like changing costumes.
Gifted amateurs do the same, not only in their dreams.
“Reality is a hallucination shared by most sane men.”
A-list performers, amateur and pro, forget to pretend,
and so become, for a spell, the characters they portray.
“A hallucination is a species of reality, as capable of
teaching you as a videotape about Kilimanjaro or anything
else that falls through your life.”
Could one who forgets to pretend transcend their delusion?
“Too much sanity may be madness but the maddest of all
is to see life as it is and not as it should be.”
―Miguel de Cervantes, “Don Quixote”
While suffering a drought of hope for humanity’s sanity,
might one play the rainmaker, and forget to pretend?
“Desperate needs bring about a hallucination of their solution: thirst hallucinates water…”
―Alain de Botton
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