Sunday, June 26, 2011

Snakes and Ladders

'Snakes and Ladders' by Jina Wallwork

I'm playing the game that exists between us. I learn the rules and then within a breath they change. The board begins to shape shift and I find it difficult to know which game we are playing. It seems so chaotic and the pieces keep changing size. Can we stop playing games and be serious for a moment? Are we avoiding a real conversation where we reveal ourselves, honestly and truthfully? How can you possibly know who I really am through the game that we have constructed. Can we not interact in any other way? The game needs to end. It does not need to change because I do not wish to replace one game with another. We need to talk because I no longer wish to play.