Synecdoche New York

“What was once before you, an exciting mysterious future, is now behind you, lived, understood, disappointed. You realise you are not special. You have struggled into existence and are now slipping silently out of it. This is everyone’s experience, every single one. The specifics hardly matter. Everyone is everyone. […] As the people who adore you stop adoring you, as they die, as they move on, as you shed them, as you shed your beauty, your youth, as the world forgets you, as you recognise your transience, as you begin to lose your characteristics one by one, as you learn there is no one watching you, never was, you think only about driving, not coming from any place, not arriving at any place, just driving, counting off time. Now you are here, it’s 7:43, now your are here, it is 7:44, now you are…” One hour and fifty one minutes in Synecdoche New York

Michael Stewart


About headspam

I'm a writer from Salford, now based in Bradford. I've written for theatre, radio and TV. And the following books: King Crow (novel: Bluemoose Books); Couples (poetry: Valley Press); Cafe Assassin (novel: Bluemoose Books); Mr Jolly (short stories: Valley Press) Author page:
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3 Responses to Synecdoche New York

  1. Northern Creative says:

    What is this? Did you write this? How utterly depressing yet totally compelling.

  2. Michael Stewart says:

    Not me, no, but the protagonist of Synecdoche New York – if you’ve not seen it I strongly recommend it. It is brilliant…

  3. Northern Creative says:

    Thanks for recommend. Am renting it.

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