Making a Patter, by Eugene
Our class is back in the film class we just finished. On the table are
papers or plates with moving images on them that can be moved around. I
shift and rearrange them trying to get the story, with Suzanne helping me
and the teacher making comments. I hear what sounds like an argument from the next room, or maybe the way people talk after there’s been an accident. I realize it’s Marija Gimbutas talking about the Goddess.
I have an awareness that the narrative I’m trying to form with the moving images is a patter (on our schedule, there was a typo in the title of the film class, so it read “Archetypal Patters in Cinema”), somehow a precursor to a pattern. As I awake, I have the sense that I understand the concept of qualia that we discussed in class the night before.