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Saturday, December 6, 2008

Nicholson needs a drink...

It's that moment in The Shining. Jack needs a drink, in the scene right before he completely loses his shit in the bathroom with the dead, old naked broad.

"I'd give my damn soul for just a glass of beer." He meets Lloyd the Bartender.

It is that conversation-when a rovering drunk chooses to go back down that same tired road after a bit of abstinence, you can hear it in his voice, that same conversation, every time.

He's whistling in the dark muttering, "It's the white man's burden Lloyd, the white man's burden," as Lloyd pours him bourbon, on the rocks.

Or whatever his poison happens to be.

"As long as I live, she will never let me forget what happened." Head in his hands.

No shit Lloyd.

"What'll it be Mr. Torance, it's on the house."

"Anything you say Lloyd, anything you say."


michael alan said...

I'm caught up now...I call, 'bullshit' on this post...

Geofffrey said...

Opinions are great and easy to come by...why bullshit?

michael alan said...

If you seriously have no clue, then I stand corrected.

On a side note: When I was getting 'caught up', I found myself pissed- as in why am I reading this in a blog, as I would much rather being turning pages (and should be). In my opinion (which is obviously considerable..hehe) blogs are more for people such as myself, wannabe writers, You my friend are the real deal, please tell me you have MORE than this blog. Then I would understand.

Geoffrey Hill said...

Praise indeed, and yes I have writen one screenplay, have yet to sell it, "The smell of Rain." Numerous short stories and two partially finished novels, but the blog is by far the most genuine of all the things I have written. I enjoy it as a format as readers can keep up as it's being written, they don't have to wait for it to be finished. I like that. Thanks again for taking the time to go through it all...Geoffrey

Geoffrey Hill said...

I just realized someone expressed an interest in seeing this blog, or my story, in book form. Someone else mentioned the 'film' version. Interesting. This could be had, for a decent advance. Ha. Pass it on...

My new disclaimer...yeah I know.

Okay, the old disclaimer was tired. The ideas were outdated and keeping me stuck in a place I don't want to be now for something more refreshing.

I have recently changed my views regarding women. Seems I had some issues with the fairer sex due to past pain and self- centered fear. (Yes...duh applies.)

I'm done with that.

Being in recovery has helped me change my entire life, perceptions and attitudes. I cannot change my history but I can change my today and my future.

I recently realized that the women I know in recovery are some of the strongest, bravest, most gentle and kind teachers I have ever had. You exemplify integrity and spiritual growth, and I hope you know who you are.

Some may know of my past marital and relationship history and been a participant in them as well. It's past and that's where it the past.

I own my part in those failures but claim no more responsibility in any misery you may be experiencing. I am sorry, but it's time to get off the cross. We need the wood.

Thank you all...