“Torsions” / Memorable Fancies #1019

[seeing a film of one’s own life: “What torsions of the ego … result from such mirroring?” – George Steiner]

     They made a documentary of my life. Not a big Hollywood production, just a simple, low-budget educational thing for classrooms: my childhood, my indifferent schooling, years of obscurely toiling in physics labs – and then my one great discovery, the overwhelming thing.

     There was a concluding filmed interview. Afterward, the director said I was very modest, a wonderful and humble touch for one so ultimately renowned after a life of struggle. I gave him a little smile. Yes; let him believe that.

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THE PITCH

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