Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans. The night was Julian Sands in ‘A Celebration of Harold Pinter’.
This was the first time I heard Pinter’s poem, “I know the place”. Sands explained that even he didn’t quite understand it the first time he read it. He even misspoke when reading it in front of Pinter and turned “corrects” into “connects”. I, in fact, understood the poem instantly and it immediately became a favorite. So much in that it was the poem that I read to my fella at our wedding and it was included in the sugar skull paper art.
I know the place.
It is true.
Everything we do
Corrects the space
Between death and me
~ Harold Pinter
The New Orleans trip was perfect. It was exactly what I needed before getting married. I believe it may have been the single best trip I’ve ever taken… everything was exactly how it needed to be. I just didn’t realize how important the trip was until after… and until now.
Tonight is my one month wedding anniversary. For a month I’ve lived with and loved the man to whom I’m now married. Each day we’re correcting the space.