going out

Sep. 10th, 2010 03:32 pm
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SEPTIMUS: So the Improved Newtonian Universe must cease and grow cold. Dear me.
VALENTINE: The heat goes into the mix.
He gestures to indicate the air in the room, in the universe.
THOMASINA: Yes, we must hurry if we are going to dance.
VALENTINE: And everything is mixing the same way, all the time, irreversibly...
SEPTIMUS: Oh, we have time, I think.
VALENTINE: ...till there’s no time left. That’s what time means.
SEPTIMUS: When we have found all the mysteries and lost all the meaning, we will be alone, on an empty shore.
THOMASINA: Then we will dance. Is this a waltz?
SEPTIMUS: It will serve.

(Tom Stoppard, Arcadia)
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Date: 2010-09-12 02:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bluedevi.livejournal.com
Have you seen/read it before?
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Date: 2010-09-12 09:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bluedevi.livejournal.com
Yes, it's very Possession-y, and I'm not surprised you like the sound of it. It's probably my favourite play ever.

Date: 2010-09-10 09:27 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] triskellian

Date: 2010-09-12 02:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bluedevi.livejournal.com
I know :(

Hey, did you have any further thoughts about the strawberry plants?

Date: 2010-09-12 10:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] libellum.livejournal.com
I'm not sure it was a waltz. Although I would enjoy watching someone try!

Thankyou so much for the skirt: I LOVE it and intend to wear it again at the next possible opportunity, which is a wedding next Thursday. Hooray!

Date: 2010-09-12 02:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bluedevi.livejournal.com
That's brilliant. I'm glad you like it.

This makes me wonder whether it would ever be possible to make dance music in 3/4 time!

Date: 2010-09-19 08:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] the-elyan.livejournal.com
One of my favourite Stoppard quotes, that. I played Septimus in a readthrough last year - it was a gtreat deal of fun...

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