“Feast and Famine” | Guest Post | But What Are They Eating?
Shelly Workinger recently asked author Mark David Major to write a guest post for her Food Fiction blog, But What Are They Eating? The article “Feast and Famine” discusses what the characters of The Persistence of Memory and Other Plays (The Persistence of Memory, The Truth of Glances, and Song of My Childhood) might be eating amidst their trials of young love and emotional honesty. It was posted on November 3, 2016.
“My characters in The Persistence of Memory and Other Plays are gluttons for hypocrisy, arrogance, self-righteousness, and moral indignation; the last being “jealousy with a halo” according to H.G. Wells. Most everywhere, this nutrition is typical fare for youth. Most of these characters are young and live in a world of stark contrasts. They only see extremes: love/hate, want/need, poor/rich, self/other, insider/outsider, and so on. My characters suffer from an abundance of self-awareness about how alone they are in the world. They are indignant about this loneliness. Of course, wisdom comes with age. The stark black and white views of youth evolve into the vivid colors of age and experience, if we are fortunate enough to survive the preliminaries. Better sustenance would benefit my characters. Living is a feast of humility. It nurtures honesty, integrity, and wisdom in the best of us. The worst of us fail to learn, trapped in a vicious cycle to ‘rise and repeat’ until the final curtain.”
Read the full article on But What Are They Eating?
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