That’s what he said, the incarcerated resident of Maine’s maximum security prison, responding to a rhetorical question: “If ‘persona’ means to sound through, and a person is that which is being sounded through, what is it that we long to have sounded through us so as to be a true person of character?”
Then he got up, excused himself, and said he’d be soon back.
One might easily overlook the subtle symbolic allusion in such a throwaway narrative recitation.
I sense, having posed the question, and heard the response, and seen the incarnated incidence of incarcerated explication and activated dramatology, something needed to be captured and related before natural forgetfulness follows, as it always does.
Sic fuit, sic est!
(So it was, so it is!)
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