Wednesday, August 22, 2007

1160 Morning Glory Circle

A documentary about a seemingly placid childhood.

It's reconstructed from old photos and home movie footage.

It seems like nothing happened. But there are sinister overtones.

In fact, absolutely nothing happened.

It's like that line in the movie Happiness where the pretentious writer says 'Oh if only I'd been raped as a child.'

The lack of trauma has itself become a source of trauma. (We're circularly trapped in trauma--it's our only way of framing any past experience.)

--E. R. O'Neill