What is Reality?

 “Things are entirely what they appear to be and behind them… there is nothing.”

— Jean-Paul Sartre, La Nausée (1938)

 

“Am I dreaming? Am I real? Is this reality? Lalala…!”

— Holger Czukay, Trench Warfare (1982)

 

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Q: What is reality?

A: Going soft & bleeding tears. This smoldering cowboy here had a bad night.

 

Q: Where is reality?

A: Flagging down the nowhere train. Release me & check the controls!

 

Q: When is reality?

A: From the a.m. till dawn. Throw the gold ring in the fifth round.

 

Q: Who is reality?

A: My bespoken flesh. Guilt tripping on my mother’s tears.

 

Q: Why is reality?

A: Let a million eyes freeze over. Read the guilty ones.

 

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   “Krysmopompas!” – Scenes from Wolfgang Gremm’s Kamikaze 1989 (1982

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_6m7808n5Y&noredirect=1

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Peter Bies © 2012

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