Tim Hecker – An Imaginary Country Tim Hecker – An Imaginary Country

Tim Hecker – An Imaginary Country

Tim Hecker – An Imaginary Country

I don’t understand this place, this time but in a hundred years I know that I will be ash, at my best. Cold mending rot and soil somewhere forgotten by the kin that never came to keep me, if our long tradition persists. But that’s then, isn’t it? And in between there are a thousand sparks of glory in the trenches. Glass shivers under Broadway as I make my morning fast and past the huddled mass of women congregating to whisper Kool vanity. A pass of her breath. The summer set on Coney Island in slow motion. The wild ones, the drunks, the heretics all cornered in awe as she sets fire to the salve and we regret, each one, returning. It is difficult to know such beauty exists, at times. To understand and truly believe that in spite of everything that happens in the annals outside of this city there exists an endless stream of extraordinary things because they ebb so constantly. So consistently. So as if to remind us in all of our rare and tender moments that there is a truth beyond all this woe unto humanity and that the quality of mercy is nothing compared to the magnificent indifference of the world. The nameless architect, not shaping fate, but rather context for our own salvation and there is no choice – no real choice – but to quietly relent to understatement. To accept these things as they exist because everything, EVERY THING, is in it’s natural and necessary state. And this is just a wave, drawn up from the dark black hope of the ocean to carry us into the next watchful hour. To carry us alive, for a time, into…well, that’s just it. There is no next known. There is no future conceived so greedily as this day. There is flesh. There is beauty. Then there is bone. And in between great crests where we can sleep in the twilight understanding that we are. That we have been.

Tim Hecker – An Imaginary Country, reviewed by Charles on 2009-04-29T23:25:09+00:00 rating 3.6 out of 5



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