Apr. 12th, 2017

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My dreamwidth transfer is still in process.  I don't know how the exodus is gonna go, but I figure I"lll be ready.


When you think of a Dust Bowl-era folk hero in general, or of Woody Guthrie in that context, what images comes to mind?  I think of someone walking off into vast empty spaces.  Maybe with a bindle (I had to look up that word).  I think of riding the rails.  I think of a man alone, which isn't great for a play.  But there are all sorts of encounters on the way.  Oh gods, I don't want to do the Odyssey structure, though. #nocoldmountainforme

I think of cheerfulness in the face of all obstacles, which is a big contrast for me with the other rural Dust Bowl associations of Grapes of Wrath.  Comradery among the downtrodden, maybe songs around a campfire.  But also aimless, rootless, and a little selfless.  Beholden to no one but eager to help and to share.  But these are not images nor particularly useful at this point.

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