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Friday, 22 April 2016

Quote For The Day

    “Daily the subject climbs the Bell Tower.” 
                                     {Voiceover - It’s Your Funeral}

   Why should Number 6 do that? Perhaps he’s simply eccentric, or maybe he does simply like the view. On the other hand he might still be looking out for a light, a boat, a plane, a sign from his world. In fact the same as he was doing on the evening in ‘Dance of The Dead. No doubt the idea inspired by the radio message he heard via the transistor radio.
    “Nowhere is there more beauty than here. Tonight when the moon rises the whole world will turn to silver. Do you understand? It is important that you understand. I have a message for you, you must listen. The appointment cannot be fulfilled. Other things must be done tonight. If our torment is to end, if liberty is to be restored, we must grasp the nettle even though it makes our hands bleed. Only through pain can tomorrow be assured.”
     There is a high probability that it was that radio message which brought him down on the beach the evening of ‘Dance of the Dead,’ looking for a light, a boat, a plane, someone from the outside world. Hence Number 6 climbing the
Bell Tower daily as documented in ‘It’s Your Funeral,’ is still looking for a light, a boat, a plane, someone from his world!
    Regarding the message, one interpretation of part of that message is, that the appointment cannot be fulfilled, that there were other, more important things that had to be done. In other words, Number 34 who was under the impression that he was to have been extracted from The Village by force or forces unknown, had been hung out to dry in The Village, with no way of escape!
    However there is a question regarding the origin of that message, and who originated it. Because the voice coming over the radio sounds to me like that of a previous Number 2 of ‘Free For All’ {Eric Portman}. What’s more this part of the message: “If our torment is to end, if liberty is to be restored, we must grasp the nettle even though it makes our hands bleed. Only through pain can tomorrow be assured,” reads as though it could have originated from somewhere within the Village itself! Perhaps the former Number 2 who once toasted “to hell with the Village,’ really meant those words, and was now instigating rebellion within The Village. In talking about ending the torment of the citizens, and restoring their liberty to them, to do that means it will take open rebellion by grasping the nettle, even though many will get hurt. But only through pain can tomorrow be assured.  Yes I know there’s a flaw in that thinking, that particular Number 2 actually left The Village by helicopter!


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