The Rebuilding of the West II: Red

Size does matter
but so does the size of the emotion behind it.

Red is for us, among other things, Liz Taylor
Liz broke her back 5 times
had hip surgery once and
a brain tumor removed once
she survived 1 skin cancer
4 pneumonias
3 other infections
got married 8 times
divorced 7 times
and is thinking about a 9th marriage, we read last week
too bad Richard drank himself to death
otherwise I’m sure I would have married him a third time

she never planned
to collect jewelry and men
that’s just the way life goes
I’m fortunate
to have known great loves

for other people, our life is a puppet show
to watch
some people wonder
if it’s a puppet show for us too
I answer yes of course it’s a puppet show for us too
in the back of the theater we watch along
with all of those people who are watching us

By and with Natali Broods, Willem de Wolf and Peter Van den Eede
Sound Pol Geusens
Lighting Bram De Vreese
Special thanks to Matthias de Koning
With the support of the Flemish government