Tennessee Williams: New Ways of Magic

Interview with Tennessee Williams
Conducted by James Grissom
New Orleans

Whatever is magical in the world, whatever brings color and sound and light and joy, was brought into the center of living by those people curious enough--perhaps angry enough--to go to the edge of town, the forest, the river, and see what else was in the world. Someone recognized the boredom, the waste of sitting in the dark and merely living and invented the story and the song. Someone recognized that the mere act of procreation was insufficient, and love and seduction and play was invented.

We think of magic as a myth, a game, a trick, but it is magic that sustains us, and we must always find new ways to bring it into our lives.

©  2016  James Grissom


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