It was a real pleasure just so sit and talk with you. I listened very carefully to what you had to say about this compelling history, and I’ve since read the script and found it in all the detail in which it describe these monumental events and in the compassionate portraits of all the principal characters, both powerful and moving. I can’t account for how at any given moment I feel the need to explore life as opposed to another, but I do know that I can only do this work if I feel almost as if there is no choice; that a subject coincides inexplicably with a very personal need and a very specific moment in time. In this case, as fascinated as I was by Abe, it was the fascination of a grateful spectator who longed to see a story told, rather than that of a participant. That’s how I feel now in spite of myself, and though I can’t be sure that this won’t change, I couldn’t dream of encouraging you to keep it open on a mere possibility. I do hope this makes sense Steven, I’m glad you’re making the film, I wish you the strength for it, and I send both my very best wishes and my sincere gratitude to you for having considered to me.
The Incan Empire in Peru used a “ceque” system boundaries and paths radiating out from their capital at Cuzco to explain the early empire (shown above). The word literally means something close to “religious journey” or “pilgrimage” but the reality was something different. Although major religious shrines were connected by the road system, the shrines, or huacas, often had no roads connecting them to the other huacas on the same ceque. And though the lines were sometimes straight, they also zig-zagged or curved, so that as you journeyed along the ceque you would visit each huaca in turn. It was more of a spiritual understanding of how the religiously important sites of the early empire were all connected.
The huacas themselves could be many things. They could be natural geographical features such as mountains or springs, or man-man objects like palaces or canals. Every huaca had a variety of functions and meanings to those who visited them. For example, a river could both hold a healing spirit, and be prayed to for good crops, and be a political boundary.
Frances Bean Cobain reads.
“focussed” by Nelis Wolmarans
I know y’all think this is cute but the first thought that popped into my head was, “Oh god 2013 has shitty wi-fi.”