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  • We just have the time for one last question.

  • What is your next book?

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  • I don't know, man. I don't know.

  • I've been... I've been thinking about this...

  • Well, I always kind of wanted to write a book...

  • ...that all took place within the space of a pop song. Like three or four minutes long,

  • the whole thing.

  • The story, the idea,

  • is that there's this guy, right...

  • ...and

  • he's totally depressed. His great dream was to be a lover, an adventurer

  • you know... riding motorcycles through South America.

  • And instead he's sitting in a marble table eating lobster. He's got a good job and

  • a beautiful wife, right, but that...

  • Everything that he needs. But that doesn't matter...

  • ...because what he wants

  • is to fight for meaning.

  • You know? Happiness is in the doing, right?

  • Not in the getting what you want.

  • So he's sitting there, and just that second...

  • ...his little 5-year-old daughter

  • hops up on the table. And he knows that she should get down, because she could

  • get hurt

  • But she's dancing to this pop song

  • in a summer dress.

  • And he looks down...

  • ...and all of a sudden, he's 16.

  • And his high-school sweetheart is dropping him off at home.

  • And they just lost their virginity,

  • and she loves him...

  • ...and the same song is playing on the car radio.

  • And she climbs up and starts dancing on the roof of the car.

  • And now he's worried about her.

  • And she's beautiful, with a facial

  • expression just like his daughter's. In fact, maybe that's why

  • he even likes her.

  • You see, he knows he's not remembering this dance... ...he's there.

  • He's there, in both moments, simultaneously.

  • And just for an instant, all his life

  • is just folding in on itself And it's obvious to him that time is a lie.

  • That it's all happening all the time... ...and inside every momen is another moment...

  • ...all

  • happening simultaneously.

  • Anyway, that's kind of the idea. Anyway.

We just have the time for one last question.

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Before Sunset - "What is your next book?" (multi subs)

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    nico posted on 2013/10/08
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