The light of the moment

N. Lygeros

Translated from the Greek by Evi Charitidou




Noon at Mesologgi…Athanasia closely looks at the houses. Full shot. At a corner she meets an old an. He smiles at her, but she’s not looking at him or rather she doesn’t see him.

John

What are you looking at, my dear Athanasia? Medium long shot.

Athanasia

How low are our houses…

John

I am low, too… She smiles at him. You are looking at them as if for the first time…

Athanasia

I’m looking at them through Fotis eyes. Close up.

John

Did he leave in the morning? She is nodding. What did he tell you? Medium shot.

Athanasia

Here the houses love the land deeper…

John

As humans do… Time.

Athanasia

Those who know the solitude of the time…

John

Those who know what the weight of the light means… Silence. When will he come again back to us?

Athanasia

I didn’t have the time to ask him…Time. I was so… Extreme close up.

John

Let’s go for a walk together. He gives her his hand…They are walking next to one another like an old couple… Do you remember that house? He shows her a house. Medium long shot.

Athanasia

No, whose is it?

John

I tend to forget as years pass. You hadn’t been born, of course….Whereas… Close up.

Athanasia

Whereas?

John

I’m not sure… An idea crossed my mind…Time. I met her there…

Athanasia

Really…When?

John

Last century! Medium shot.

Athanasia

Smiling. Always accurate!

John

You know, ‘when’ is not any longer significant, because ‘now’ is always… Medium long shot.

Athanasia

After always?

John

What question is this?

Athanasia

I heard it yesterday…

John

Fotis?

Athanasia

He said it to somebody and it took me by surprise…

John

No matter where Fotis is, a whole world lives inside him. Medium close shot.

Athanasia

The music of silence…

John

I have to introduce you to a friend of his… The fisherman of Holy Virgin…

Athanasia

But who is he? When did he meet him?

John

He did not meet him yet, but he knows that he will take him to the islet…

Athanasia

Did he ask this from him?

John

No, there was no need…

Athanasia

But then how?

John

There is no ‘how’, when there’s a need.

Insert: A wooden house in the Lagoon. Full shot.

Fotis

I have to go back… Medium long shot.

Marina

Why is this so significant for you?

Fotis

I felt the passion of the land and sea.

Marina

The kiss of eternity?

Fotis

No, the need of immortality.

Marina

The islet with the Holy Virgin hurt you?

Fotis

No, it cannot hurt me… It touched me deeply.

Marina

Her style?

Fotis

Her voice…Time. Her image…Close up.

Marina

But, did you hear her? Did you see her?

Fotis

Yes, in the future.

Marina

I don’t understand you… Medium long shot.

Fotis

There on that islet of the past there’s the image of the future.

Insert: The icon of Holy Virgin. Extreme close up.

Athanasia

Do you also think that everything may start from here? Medium long shot.

John

End and beginning always meet.

Athanasia

Are you talking about the Exit?

John

I’m talking about the resistance of time…

Athanasia

The light of the moment…







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