Saturday, June 13, 2009

Dialogue from "Anne and Emmett"

I thought this was pretty damned powerful:

In the play, Anne and Emmett meet in a place called Memory. She's in a room, working on her famous diary, when Emmett appears against the backdrop of a tree with a noose hanging from a limb.

Emmett: "After all we've been through, Anne, we get to be just a moment in someone's mind? All they have to do is remember? That's it? They don't have to do anything?"

Anne: "I have an idea. . . . Tikkun olam. From the Talmud. It means a moral obligation to repair the world. . . . That's what we can do. Join forces and repair the world."

You can find out more about "Anne and Emmett" here.

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