About The personified hook, the entire hypothetical line of BS & SYMBOLIC SINKER!
In the tradition of Mark Twain, Dalpe’s classic satire chronicles a debate between two friends, Becky and Tom, who deliberated the age old dilemma of an artists relationship with the ‘others,’ as Becky called them; namely, that it doesn’t exist. However, the work also lends itself to being a psychological satire as Becky’s and Tom’s solution appeared to be mutually exclusive with how society is structured. It is an amusing excursion into how the creative mind operates, which for the adventurous type, their chat will introduce you to the rabbit hole!
The venue is set in an atypical kitchen where Becky and Tom engaged in what can only be described as a counseling session. It wasn’t a dialogue per se, it was more of a catch-as-catch-can series of complaints about communicating with the ‘others.’ They were trying to build a mind bridge in order to communicate with them, because they surmised it was the only way to solve Becky’s dilemma. However, and in accordance with the law of unintended consequences, … that’s right, they stumbled on something far more interesting … .
However, in order to share such exciting knowledge, you guessed it, that requires solving Becky’s age old dilemma, that is to say, opening a dialogue with the ‘others,’ and thus, round and round we go, down through the ages.