Lot on today, 4th of july parade in Kona, I've been on the local TV for a couple of weeks, shots of previous parades. [I hold the crowd pleaser award and am defending it today by adding lots of LED's I bought in China to my costume. They have to be pinned on and turned on individually however I'll light up well as the sun sets during the parade.
I have a series I'm putting up here and I'm working on that, "How to create an audience pt 2" I'll put up in the next few days.
But today just a piece I found from my working in Granada Spain.
The cathedral disgorged its faithful onto its steps and the courtyard beyond where I was working.
From another direction came a woman bearing flowers who gave me a large multi petaled long stemmed beauty. I had my bait and waited.
When tricking a nun, if you have the luxury of choice, choose not a radiant serene beatific nun, instead seek out a dour, jowls prominent, brooding nun.
(Its the timeless clown nastiness of the long-stemmed flower being offered and the mark being left holding the stem.)
You offer a flower to a stern nun and her face changes, it softens slightly, you may even get a smile, then you leave her holding the stem as you turn your back and her face resets into distrust, well all I have to say is that there's more to that than just comic humiliation.
To work outside a cathedral is to invite nun-interaction but also eventually I’m looking at nun insurrection, collective vengeance, a hideous final justice, shredding the panto.
A nun, clutching my leg, sets fire to herself.
I know I am no match for the catholic imagination.
My only defense. I know a cheap laugh when I see one.