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Twenty-Six Lies/One Truth: Jesus

Jesus – I am standing on the streets of Stanmore, in Sydney, with J. I have a camera. It is dark, wet, but not really cold. J begins walking up the road. He is dressed in white robe with a golden rope tied around his waist. He looks like Jesus. He is meant to look like Jesus. He is pretending to break into cars dressed as Jesus. I am taking photos of him. It is my idea, part of a project I am working on, but J has always liked to dress up like Jesus. When I brought up the idea, he agreed without hesitation. He already had a Jesus costume. He reminds me of the fact that in year six, he forced me to join the Christian School Group so that he could be Jesus in the yearly play. I was a centurion.

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This just makes me laugh, so I'm sharing it.

Twenty-Six Lies/One Truth proceeds nicely. I'm pretty much spending all my spare time on it. I'm ignoring the world but things filter in. Terrorism. Not being able to take Ipods on planes. Because, of course, that's not over reacting. No. Anyhow, as I work, I notice that this book has got a strange humour to it, yes it does. Everything changes in rewrites, but I hope that doesn't. Oh, and for those of you who wanted an index, there will indeed be one. So rejoice.

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ashamel
Aug. 11th, 2006 06:26 am (UTC)
Kewl.

Will I be consigned to lj hell for pointing out a typo?
benpeek
Aug. 11th, 2006 06:36 am (UTC)
heh. nah. where is it?
ashamel
Aug. 11th, 2006 08:52 am (UTC)
It should be 'waist'.
benpeek
Aug. 11th, 2006 10:18 am (UTC)
heh. thanks.
kazzibee
Aug. 11th, 2006 06:40 am (UTC)
What? You were in Stanmore, taking pictures of a fake Jesus and YOU DIDN'T CALL ME UP AND SAY "HEY LET'S GO FOR A COFFEE" Or beer, or mescalin, whateverrrr.

The nerve of you.
benpeek
Aug. 11th, 2006 06:52 am (UTC)
jesus is very demanding.
kazzibee
Aug. 11th, 2006 08:39 am (UTC)
he ain't seen NUTHIN.
ex_chrisbil
Aug. 11th, 2006 09:12 am (UTC)
I'm looking forward to this book. Is it out at WFC, or am I dreaming that... will you be there?
benpeek
Aug. 11th, 2006 10:21 am (UTC)
yeah, WFC. everything is running off the smell of an oily rag, time wise, but it's giving the book a nice energy. everything about it bubbles. the cover is pretty sweet--i saw an early version of it a few weeks back. when i can post an official one, i will, but real sweet.

and nope, i won't be there.
speshal_k
Aug. 11th, 2006 01:19 pm (UTC)
I, for one, would like to applaud the decision to include an index.

Hooray!

Does J look like Jesus cos he likes to dress up like Jesus or does J dress up like Jesus cos he looks like Jesus? Or both? Or neither?!!?

Do *you* look like a centurion?
ironed_orchid
Aug. 30th, 2006 07:00 pm (UTC)
Oh, and for those of you who wanted an index, there will indeed be one. So rejoice.

Does the dance of joy.

I love the idea of an index to a book which is arranged alphabetically. It's so obsolete.
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