Friday, May 28, 2010

Tennessee Williams

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1955)

  • BIG DADDY: What’s that smell in this room? Didn’t you notice it Brick? Didn’t you notice a powerful and obnoxious odor of mendacity in this room?…There ain’t nothin’ more powerful than the odor of mendacity…You can smell it. It smells like death.
  • BRICK: You said it yourself Big Daddy, mendacity is a system we live in.
Just in case you need some help...

Mendacity: A lie, deceit or falsehood.

Patty and I just saw the gripping Huntington Beach Playhouse community production at the central library of this southern pot boiler of a play. Powerful performances. Searing language.

Catch it if you can.

A complete escape that I so needed. Big Daddy screaming at cancer in the middle of such familial dysfunction.

It is hard enough to cope with cancer when you have love. It is hard enough to live when you have the truth.

Tomorrow I get my blood tested again and infused with IVig again.

The truth will out, and I am expecting good news.

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