Merce Cunningham completaria hoje 100 anos. Sou apaixonado por ele como sou por Chet Baker, Nina Simone, Susan Sontag e Julio Cortázar.
Na correria do dia, penso nas cartas de amor que John Cage escreveu para Merce Cunningham (trechos abaixo). E uma foto maravilhosa do Peter Sayers.
Cage sempre iniciava, e principalmente finalizava, suas cartas de forma arrasadora. E quase sempre dizia: ” Your spirit is with me”.
Sempre penso que pessoas como John Cage e Merce Cunningham estiveram no mundo para semear a beleza.
Esta deveria ser, como escrevi em fevereiro, pensando na Tacita Dean
a verdadeira medida de todas as coisas.
” I’m unsentimental but I’m sitting at one of our tables and looking in a mirror where you often were.
Your spirit is with me. ”
“Rain finally came + it’s beautifully cool. Wonder how long it will last. It was marvelous because it started suddenly and then was alternately terrific and gentle.
I think of you all the time and therefor have little to say that would not embarrass you, for instance my first feeling about the rain was that it was like you.
Love you. ”
“I don’t know: this gravity elastic feeling to let go and fall together with you is one thing, but it is better to live exactly where you are with as many permanent emotions in you as you can muster. Talking to myself.
Your spirit is with me. Did you send it or do I just have it? ”
“Someday maybe instead of writing I’ll send you a present. I hope you’re having a beautiful time. Love you. ”
Cassiano Viana é editor do site About Light