[Don Cabezas by Basquiat, 1982]
An Adaptation of Jean Genet from his The Thief’s Journal by mickey morgan
Creating is not a somewhat frivolous game. The creator has committed herself to the fearful adventure of taking upon herself, to the very end, the perils risked by love. How can a woman place before herself something as strong as herself which she will have to scorn or hate? But the creator will then charge herself with the with the weight of her character’s (creations’) sins. Jesus became woman. She expiated. Later, like God, after creating women She delivered them from their sins: She was whipped, spat upon, mocked, nailed. That is the meaning of the expression “She suffers in her flesh.” Let us ignore the theologians. “Taking upon Herself the sins of the world” means exactly this: experiencing potentially and in their effects all sins; it means having subscribed to evil.
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