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circle dancers

Kundera has always been right, and things which make sense of humans in Eastern Europe post-war also describe our motivations here, today. like the circle dancers in The Book of Laughter and Forgetting. Today even in sleepy Melbourne we are dancing in circles, holding hands, feeling within the circle that all we can see is all that is worth seeing. loving our circle out loud and on our phones and dancing till we are dizzy. couldn’t see beyond it if we tried. circle dancing is an instrument of forgetting.
and like this, from The Unbearable Lightness of Being:
“Kitsch causes two tears to flow in quick succession. The first tear says: How nice to see children running on the grass! The second tear says: How nice to be moved, together with all mankind, by children running on the grass!”
These second are the tears that well up when I watch The Fried Chicken Shop on Channel 4.

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