Rene Magritte by John Glass
Q.- What it would happen if we were only a dress hanging in an closet, waiting for other similar dresses unknown in the other closed half?
A.- We would be living a current day because we usually only know appearances. What is in our interior soul? Behind that closed door? Nobody knows.
Q.- What it would happen if a shower of bureaucrats will fall over our town bringing his strict rules, only suitable for those who don’t want to think?
A.- It has already happened and we must obey them. They have ordered when we have to start working and when we must rest. They have ordered what we have to study and to eat. They don’t allow us even smoking or shouting into a smart bank.
Q.- What it would happen if we were unable of distinguished reality and fiction?
A.- Reality is so Surrealistic that ‘confused’ is our adjective. Enlightenment and its rational ideas is now a forgotten religion. With our effort and work, we don’t solve anything… It is better to have contacts (and money).
Q.- What it would happen if we knew that Mme. Recamier’s spirit is dead and the only woman that exists is buried in a coffin?
A.- Loneliness is the flag of our materialistic time. Couples broken every day, couples are not interesting for our powerful states: lonely people spend more money and (even more important) they pay more taxes.
Q.- What it would happen if René Magritte had reason, if we were our objects, if our objects define our personality?
A.- Car brands or clothing, the price of the sofa or the child’s school define us in front of our neighbors… But we are not innocent, because our opinion about them, it depends on what we are seeing (and thought or intentions are invisible).
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