Fragment: After Ida, and: Felt, and: Schöna, and: The Reason

Fragment: After Ida, and: Felt, and: Schöna, and: The Reason Cynthia Cruz Fragment: After Ida In the black and white Polish film in which the beautiful local plays the nun. In Warsaw, she meets her aunt, once powerful, now alcoholic, who directs her to her true past. I am struggling with understanding unsure which past is mine. In the film in the scene where the actress wears her dead aunt’s dresses and heels after the aunt has killed herself. I am inside that moment, the split in the seam in which almost anything can happen. When she drinks the liquor the world falls opens, as when she hears the music playing rooms away. I don’t know what future or past, or whose film role I should step into. I only know the body is not what I thought. And the mind is just a dumb machine that makes small traces. In the film in the scene in which the actress returns to the convent and the camera pulls away. There is a rip, a mar, an error that occurs, but only o√ screen. That break, that space between, is the moment when it all begins. Felt Dresden is halfway to Prague and Prague is halfway to Kiev. But http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Prairie Schooner University of Nebraska Press

Fragment: After Ida, and: Felt, and: Schöna, and: The Reason

Prairie Schooner, Volume 91 (2) – Aug 9, 2017

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Cynthia Cruz Fragment: After Ida In the black and white Polish film in which the beautiful local plays the nun. In Warsaw, she meets her aunt, once powerful, now alcoholic, who directs her to her true past. I am struggling with understanding unsure which past is mine. In the film in the scene where the actress wears her dead aunt’s dresses and heels after the aunt has killed herself. I am inside that moment, the split in the seam in which almost anything can happen. When she drinks the liquor the world falls opens, as when she hears the music playing rooms away. I don’t know what future or past, or whose film role I should step into. I only know the body is not what I thought. And the mind is just a dumb machine that makes small traces. In the film in the scene in which the actress returns to the convent and the camera pulls away. There is a rip, a mar, an error that occurs, but only o√ screen. That break, that space between, is the moment when it all begins. Felt Dresden is halfway to Prague and Prague is halfway to Kiev. But

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