There’s never enough for anything in the theatre. Everything is a rush. Nothing is sacred. Covenants are daily broken.
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Here is one of the greatest pieces of advice I can offer you when you get stuck with your dramatic writing. I stumbled upon this solution and it has saved me many times over the years.
I am one of those who refuse to “go with the flow” because — I have discovered over the arc of a long life — that “going with the flow” is actually a code phrase for having no schedule, and a cudgel of indecision against ambition, and a smothering blanket of malaise that excuses anyone “in the flow” from having any responsibility for getting anything done at all.
1,000 years of yearning.
As we are unendingly bent by time and oppressively compressed by spaces, we are bound to remember the comprehensive value of what Socrates found in Heracleitus’ claim that “All Things Flow.” We are always in a state of change. There is no past or future — there is only the “liquid now” that never remains the same from moment to moment.
Baylor University is playing with a time machine. The
university doesn’t like the lower SAT scores of their students so,
after they are admitted, Baylor pays students to retake the SAT so the
school won’t look so “stupid” in its SAT student rankings: