In which Rufus sings Opera

Rufus: Opera singing can’t be that hard. You just have to raise your voice to a great volume, and then wiggle your voice around like this: I AM SINGING PASSIONATELY ABOUT MY LOVE, MY LOVE, MY LOVE, MY LOOOOOOOVE! A shoe flies through the open window and hits...

In which proto-Rufus discusses song lyrics with his mother

Blog in which the proto-Rufus discusses music Boy: I hate this song. The boy removes his headphones. Boy: The lyrics are a lie; it is not true that “where you spend your love, you spend your life.” Mother: Are you talking to me? Boy: No! No, just continue doing…...

In which protoRufus talks to his mother about Bob Dylan

An apartment. Rufus: Mom? MOM! MOM! A muffled voice answers. Rufus: MMMOOOMMM! His mother enters the room. She wears rubber gloves and carries a plunger. Rufus: Are you cleaning the bathroom again? Mother: Why, yes, I am. What is it? Rufus: Have you ever listened to...

In which Rufus meets Camões on the beach

Rufus fell off the boat and floated for some time before the ocean current brought him to shore. He crawled out of the water and lay on his back in the sand. After a while, an old man approached Rufus and stuck him with a walking stick. Old man: Are you alive? Rufus:...

In which Rufus joins his mother at the beach

A beach. Full sun. Nearby, a green flag waves in a light sea breeze. Soft waves lap at the seashore. Rufus sits in the sand near a naked woman. Rufus’ back is to the woman. His eyes are firmly closed. Tears roll down his cheeks. Rufus: No, no, I won’t! Mother: Turn...