- 1. Mm. Mm.
- 2. Mm.
- 3. I had a beautiful dream.
- 4. We had two little children.
- 5. Twins.
- 6. If we have children,
would you like it if they were twins?
- 7. Mmm. Mm-hm.
- 8. Yeah.
- 9. Twins.
- 10. Sure, why not?
- 11. One for each of us.
- 12. Mm.
- 13. We have plenty
of matches in our house.
- 14. We keep them on hand always.
- 15. We have plenty of matches
in our house.
- 16. - Morning.
- 17. Hey, man.
- 18. We have...
- 19. plenty...
- 20. of matches
- 21. in our house.
- 22. We keep them...
- 23. on hand always.
- 24. Currently, our favourite brand
- 25. is... Ohio Blue Tip.
- 26. Though we used to... prefer
- 27. Diamond brand.
- 28. Morning, Donny.
- 29. Ready to roll, Paterson?
- 30. Yeah.
- 31. Yeah, but you gotta
know more, tell me.
- 32. Well, Hurricane Carter,
he was a famous boxer.
- 33. And he lived right back there.
- 34. He looked just like
Denzel Washington, too.
- 35. They locked him up.
- 36. Why'd they lock him up?
- 37. They say he shot some people up
- 38. with a shotgun in a bar and all that.
- 39. I know he didn't do it.
- 40. Then they finally let him out, right?
- 41. Yo, years later, though. But yeah.
- 42. You think before all that,
Hurricane Carter ever shot somebody?
- 43. I don't know.
- 44. What are you gonna
be for Halloween?
- 45. My mom found this picture
- 46. of these kids, they were shadows.
- 47. So they crept up next to kids, other kids,
- 48. and they used to spook 'em out
- 49. and look like shadows.
- 50. One year, I was actually a subway surfer.
- 51. You can buy that one?
- 52. Um, no, I built it.
- 53. Love Poem.
- 54. We have plenty of matches in our house.
- 55. We keep them on hand always.
- 56. Currently, our favourite brand
- 57. is Ohio Blue Tip.
- 58. Though we used to prefer
- 59. Diamond brand.
- 60. That was before...
- 61. we discovered
- 62. Ohio Blue Tip matches.
- 63. They are...
- 64. excellently... packaged
- 65. sturdy... little...
- 66. boxes...
- 67. with dark and light blue
- 68. and white labels
- 69. with words lettered in the shape
- 70. of a megaphone,
- 71. as if to say
- 72. even louder to the world,
- 73. "Here is the most...
- 74. "beautiful...
- 75. "match in the world,
- 76. "its one and half inch
- 77. "soft pine stem
- 78. "capped by a grainy
- 79. "dark purple head,
- 80. "so sober and furious
- 81. "and stubbornly ready
- 82. "to burst into flame,
- 83. "lighting, perhaps, the cigarette
- 84. "of the woman you love
- 85. "for the first time."
- 86. Dante Alighieri.
- 87. Italiana.
- 88. Because of the bake sale
this weekend, I thought that
- 89. if my cupcakes sell really well,
- 90. it might be kind of a sign.
- 91. Sign of what, honey?
- 92. My dream!
- 93. To have my own cupcake business, of
- 94. Oh, that'd be nice.
- 95. - Thank you for dinner.
- You're welcome.
- 96. I made these myself. What do you think?
- 97. Oooh, yeah. That's really good.
- 98. I painted them.
- 99. I like how all the circles are different.
- 100. Was your sandwich for lunch OK?
- 101. Yeah, it was
a really great sandwich.
- 102. Good. I'm glad.
- 103. Did you get a little writing done?
- 104. I did, yeah.
- 105. You know, darling,
- 106. I really think you should do something
about those beautiful poems.
- 107. They should belong to the world, you know?
- 108. The world?
Well, now you're trying to scare me.
- 109. I am not! I'm serious, you big dumbbell.
- 110. Do you think having such wonderful feet
helps you as a bus driver?
- 111. Driving that huge machine?
- 112. Mmm, yeah, maybe.
- 113. Does somebody need Daddy
- 114. to take them for their nice little nightly walk?
- 115. - Just remember.
- 116. Cupcakes. We could be rich from cupcakes.
- 117. Really?
- 118. I'm ready for that.
- 119. Stop.
- 120. Oh, come on, Marvin.
- 121. Stay.
- 122. Sit!
- 123. Stay.
- 124. Thank you.
- 125. Hey, Paterson. Right on time.
- 126. Hey, Doc.
- 127. Look what the dog dragged in.
- 128. - How you doin', Paterson?
- Sam. Good to see you.
- 129. Good to see you.
- 130. I don't think you ever met my brother before.
- 131. He lives in Philly.
- 132. - This is my brother, Dave.
- Oh, wow.
- 133. - Uh, nice to meet you.
- You too. You too.
- 134. So, uh, Sam and Dave...
- 135. Our folks are big soul music fanatics,
- 136. so that's, that's their story.
- 137. Oh, I see.
- 138. And you know that Dave Prater
from the original "Sam and Dave"
- 139. used to live right here in Paterson.
- 140. - Oh, yeah, I know.
- Got him right here, baby.
- 141. On the wall of fame.
- 142. - Well, it was nice to meet you.
- You too. You too.
- 143. Well, Paterson, my friend,
- 144. how's life doin' you?
- 145. Uh, it's... you know, no complaints. You?
- 146. You know. Same old, same old...
- 147. Yeah.
- 148. Yo, Doc, the Rutgers game is on.
- 149. You're never gonna get
a damn TV in here?
- 150. Hell, no!
- 151. OK, OK, I'm just asking.
- 152. I'm getting my ass kicked today.
- 153. Who you playing?
- 154. Myself.
- 155. Mm. Mm.
- 156. Mm.
- 157. Cold.
- 158. You look beautiful.
- 159. I was dreaming that
we were in ancient Persia.
- 160. And you were riding on an elephant.
- 161. A big, silver elephant.
- 162. - A silver elephant?
- 163. You looked so beautiful.
- 164. Did they have elephants in ancient Persia?
- 165. I don't think so.
- 166. Not silver ones, anyway.
- 167. Mm.
- 168. "Here's the most beautiful match in the
- 169. "so sober and furious and stubbornly ready
- 170. "to burst into flame,
- 171. "lighting, perhaps,
the cigarette of the woman you love
- 172. "for the first time, and it was never really
- 173. "the same after that.
- 174. "All this will we give you."
- 175. That is what you gave me.
- 176. I become the cigarette
- 177. and you the match or...
- 178. I the match and you the cigarette,
- 179. blazing with kisses...
- 180. that smoulder toward heaven.
- 181. Morning, Donny.
- 182. - Ready to roll, Paterson?
- 183. Everything OK?
- 184. Well, now that you ask, no, not really.
- 185. My kid needs braces on her teeth.
- 186. My car needs a transmission job.
- 187. My wife wants me to take her to Florida.
- 188. But I'm behind on the mortgage payments.
- 189. My uncle called from India
and he needs money
- 190. for my niece's wedding,
and I got this strange rash
- 191. on my back - you name it, brother.
- 192. - How 'bout you?
- I'm OK.
- 193. - OK, well, have a nice day.
- OK, you too.
- 194. Yeah. I doubt it.
- 195. You know the...
that cute little brunette
- 196. from the, uh, from the doughnut place?
- 197. Yeah, yeah. She's pretty hot.
- 198. Yeah. Turns out
she lives in my neighbourhood.
- 199. Yeah. The other day,
I come home from work.
- 200. I'm, you know, tired,
I'm having a beer, all right?
- 201. I hear a knock at the door.
- 202. - I open it and it's her!
- Really? Oh, man!
- 203. She is all made up,
looking, like, really good.
- 204. So what happened?
- 205. Well, we just talked there at the door
- 206. for like a while, you know,
and she was, like, laughing a lot.
- 207. She was, you know,
making eye contact, you know...
- 208. - I... She wanted to hang out.
- So then what?
- 209. Well, we just, you know, we had,
like, a really nice conversation
- 210. and then, you know,
- 211. I-I-I was really tired and everything.
- 212. I hadn't really showered or anything,
so she left.
- 213. She left?
- 214. Yeah, but you know...
- 215. I mean, I know what she wanted. Right?
- 216. Yeah. Yeah, for-for sure, Jimmy.
- 217. These females are outta control.
- 218. - Right.
- You know?
- 219. Yeah, yeah.
- 220. They're out of control.
- 221. Yeah. Well, I-I had a similar thing
happen last week, man.
- 222. - Oh yeah?
- Yeah, check this out.
- 223. I'm at Larry's barbecue party
on Sunday, right?
- 224. - Larry had a barbecue?
- Yeah, the barbecue party.
- 225. And, uh, I'm just standing out there
on the deck, right?
- 226. And I'd already eaten a lot,
- 227. and I'm just having a beer, right?
- 228. And you know that blonde friend
of Larry's girlfriend, um, Rita?
- 229. - I'm not sure you met her.
- I don't know Rita.
- 230. Well, she is, like, super hot! Right?
- 231. - Oh, yeah.
- And just like, stacked too.
- 232. Just beautiful curves. Like an animal.
- 233. And, you know, she comes over to me
- 234. and she asks me what I'm doing later!
- 235. - All right.
- Yeah, right?
- 236. Yeah, so we talk for a little while.
- 237. And, uh, she was like,
really flirtatious too, man.
- 238. - OK.
- You know. Yeah.
- 239. And finished my beer, and, oh, man, you know,
- 240. I had to get up early
for work the next morning
- 241. and all that, so...
- 242. - You split?
- 243. Yeah.
- 244. But it was... it was cool, though.
- 245. Uh, I mean, I knew
exactly what she wanted, right.
- 246. And I got her number, too.
She gave me her number.
- 247. So did you call her?
- 248. No, not yet. No. Mm-mm.
- 249. No, cos I figured I'd wait a couple of days.
- 250. - All right.
- You know.
- 251. - OK.
- But I should call her, though.
- 252. - Yeah.
- I should.
- 253. You, uh, you workin'
- 254. Yeah.
- 255. - Yeah, I need the overtime.
- Yeah, me too.
- 256. Another One.
- 257. When you're a child,
- 258. you learn there are three dimensions -
- 259. height, width and depth.
- 260. Like a shoebox.
- 261. Then later, you hear
- 262. there's a fourth dimension -
- 263. time.
- 264. Hmm.
- 265. Then some say
- 266. there can be five...
- 267. six, seven...
- 268. Are you OK down here, honey?
- 269. Uh, yeah.
- 270. Yeah, I'm finished for now.
- 271. Now, darling...
- 272. you have two important things
to talk about before
- 273. you and Marvin go out for your walk.
- 274. Oh, OK. Two important things.
- 275. One's about you and one is about me.
- 276. OK.
- 277. One is about your writing,
and you know what it is.
- 278. Oh.
- 279. Please. Please make some copies.
- 280. You know that I know
that your poetry is really, really good.
- 281. And that some day, you might just decide
- 282. to let the world get to read it.
- 283. - Laura, I really don't...
- 284. Look me in the eye for a second.
Look me in the eye.
- 285. You are a great poet.
- 286. All your poems
are still in that one notebook.
- 287. Your secret notebook.
- 288. My secret notebook, yeah.
- 289. So will you finally just go
- 290. to the Xerox place or something?
- 291. Please. Just do it.
- 292. It would take about ten minutes
to make a copy
- 293. of your entire secret notebook.
- 294. Well, I think it'd take
a little longer than ten minutes.
- 295. OK. OK. 15 or 20 minutes.
- 296. I would even do it for you.
- 297. Baby, I've been asking for a year, at least.
- 298. Yeah, you have.
- 299. Well, maybe I can do it this weekend.
- 300. You promise?
- 301. Y-Yeah, OK.
- 302. Thank you. I'll feel so much better.
- 303. What was the...
What was the thing about you?
- 304. Well, it's not
- 305. as important as that, but...
- 306. I've been thinkin' about music lately,
- 307. and, and then I saw this guitar
- 308. on YouTube that Esteban demonstrates.
- 309. And it's in black and white.
It's called the Harlequin.
- 310. And it's so fantastic that I think I really need
- 311. to learn to play the guitar.
- 312. And it comes with... comes with lessons
- 313. and DVDs and instructions,
- 314. so in no time at all, I could be playing away
- 315. and realising my dream.
- 316. I-I... Which dream is this?
- 317. Don't be silly. To be a country singer.
- 318. Maybe even a big star,
like one of the greats
- 319. like Tammy Wynette
- 320. or... or Patsy Cline.
- 321. And I can wear black and white
- 322. and have my own distinctive style.
- 323. I have a very strong visual style,
as you know.
- 324. Yes, you... Yes, you do. Yes, you do.
- 325. Yeah, definitely.
- 326. Well, y-you really need this guitar?
- 327. Oh, yes. And they say it's so important
- 328. to learn new things as you get older.
- 329. And, well, music, you just don't know
where it could lead.
- 330. And it's only a few hundred dollars.
- 331. I know it's expensive, but we can pay
- 332. a little each month
and free two-day shipping.
- 333. A few hundred dollars?
- 334. It comes with lessons,
instruction books, a tuner
- 335. and, um, extra strings
and a hard case and everything.
- 336. Well, I think, um, maybe...
- 337. Maybe you could be, uh,
a country singer some day.
- 338. - Really?
- 339. I wouldn't put it past you.
- 340. Oh, honey, thank you!
- 341. Thank you. I love you.
- 342. And I love you too, handsome.
- 343. Who's going out with Daddy?
- 344. Who is my good boy going out with Daddy?
- 345. Marvin's going out with Daddy.
- 346. Yes. Who is going out with Daddy?
- 347. Yes, good boy. Good boy.
- 348. Oh, look at that. Look at that right there.
- 349. That's cute, right? That's an actual creature.
- 350. Hey, yo!
- 351. Yo, my man, let me holler
at you for a minute!
- 352. Hey, yo, that's
a English bulldog, right?
- 353. Uh, yeah.
- 354. Yo, I told you, man.
Them dogs are poppin' right now.
- 355. Yo, that dog mad expensive, right?
- 356. Yeah, well...
- 357. expensive to feed.
- 358. You hear this guy, yo?
- 359. Nah, I feel you, though, but, man,
- 360. dogs like that get jacked,
y'know what I mean?
- 361. Like, dog-jacked, my G. You feel me?
- 362. Oooh, hear that little guy, man?
- 363. Dog-jacked?
- 364. Well, it gives me something
to look forward to, then, I guess.
- 365. All right, money.
- 366. Hey, yo, be safe out here, a'right?
- 367. And cuff that dog. It's real out here, bro.
- 368. All right.
- 369. I'm gonna cuff you, Marvin.
- 370. OK, Marvin. Don't get dog-jacked.
- 371. Paterson, I got something weird.
- 372. - Maybe for the wall. Maybe...
- What's this?
- 373. You know this cat? Iggy Pop?
- 374. Oh, yeah, Iggy and the Stooges.
- 375. "Paterson, New Jersey
Teenage Girls' Club
- 376. "names singer Iggy Pop world's sexiest
- 377. - "June, 1970."
- Does it go up?
- 378. Uh, yeah. Sure, why not? It's Paterson.
- 379. All right.
- 380. All right. Iggy Pop on the wall.
- 381. - Iggy.
- Hey, Doc?
- 382. Who's that, who's that,
right next to Uncle Floyd
- 383. holding the guitar?
- 384. I finally got you. Well, that's new.
- 385. But that's Uncle Floyd Vivino's
little brother Jimmy.
- 386. He's a band leader
on the Conan O'Brien show.
- 387. That's a little past my bedtime.
- 388. Hey, Marie. Another ginger ale?
- 389. - Thanks, Doc.
- You know Paterson, right?
- 390. Umm, not really, but...
we've seen each other.
- 391. - Hey, Paterson.
- Hey-hey-hey, Marie.
- 392. - You drive the bus, right?
- Yeah, I do.
- 393. Your name really Paterson,
or they just nickname you that?
- 394. Uh, no, my real name is Paterson.
- 395. Well, that's kind of crazy, right?
- 396. Yeah. Right.
- 397. Oh, shit.
- 398. Everett still not gettin' it.
- 399. Not yet, the numbskull.
- 400. I've been breaking up with him
for two weeks now.
- 401. What am I gonna do?
- 402. Marie, baby, I need to talk to you.
- 403. - No!
- 404. Just talk to me for a few minutes.
- 405. No, Everett. We've talked enough.
- 406. - More than enough.
- 407. - Hey, Paterson.
- Hey, Everett.
- 408. Thanks, Doc.
- 409. Man, what would you do?
- 410. You love somebody...
- 411. more than anything
in the whole damn world.
- 412. You... worship her.
- 413. You don't wanna be alive without her
- 414. and... she says she doesn't want you.
- 415. You're just...
- 416. dirt.
- 417. Damn, brother. You should be an actor.
- 418. I am an actor.
- 419. Oh, yeah, that's... that's real funny.
- 420. A man dying of heartbreak.
That... that's hilarious.
- 421. No. We are sympathetic.
- 422. Have another drink, Everett, on the house.
- 423. Thanks.
- 424. Good morning.
- 425. - You up?
- 426. Another One.
- 427. When you're a child,
- 428. you learn there are three dimensions -
- 429. height, width, and depth.
- 430. Like a shoebox.
- 431. Then, later, you hear
there's a fourth dimension -
- 432. time.
- 433. Hmm...
- 434. Then some say
there can be five, six, seven...
- 435. I knock off work,
- 436. have a beer at the bar.
- 437. I look down at the glass and feel glad.
- 438. All right, watch out, watch out, watch out...
- 439. Poem.
- 440. I'm in the house.
- 441. It's nice out.
- 442. Warm.
- 443. Sun on cold snow.
- 444. First day of spring
- 445. or last of winter.
- 446. My legs run up the stairs
- 447. and out the door,
- 448. my top half here writing.
- 449. - Hello, darling!
- Hello, honey.
- 450. - I'm painting!
- Hello, Marvin.
- 451. I see that.
- 452. What do you think?
- 453. Doesn't it make everything more
- 454. - Yeah, it's very interesting.
- How was your day?
- 455. Eh, the usual.
- 456. Get any writing done?
- 457. I did, a little, yeah.
- 458. I'm working on a poem for you.
- 459. A love poem?
- 460. Yeah, I guess if it's for you, it's a love poem.
- 461. It's kind of inspired by our,
uh, Ohio Blue Tip Matches.
- 462. Really?
- 463. Does it mention the little megaphone shape
- 464. the letters make?
- 465. Y-Yeah. Actually, it does.
- 466. How beautiful.
- 467. I can't wait to read it when it's done.
- 468. I also painted new shower curtains.
You should see them.
- 469. Oh, OK.
- 470. You know what else I did today?
- 471. You, uh, planted an unusual
- 472. vegetable garden in the back yard?
- 473. No, silly! That you have to do in the spring.
- 474. - Oh.
- No, I ordered my present
- 475. that's from you.
- 476. P-present that's from me? What?
- 477. The guitar! The Esteban Harlequin model.
- 478. - Oh.
- I'm so excited.
- 479. It comes in two days.
- 480. I didn't get to speak to Esteban
on the phone, though.
- 481. Well, I'm sure he's really busy, honey.
- 482. Don't make fun of me. Hey, look out, though,
- 483. cos Nashville, here I come!
- 484. Look out, Nashville!
- 485. I'll get dinner ready!
- 486. We're having something new!
- 487. - What is it?
- 488. It's like a grain, sort of like couscous,
- 489. but different.
- 490. I read that it came from the ancient Incas.
- 491. A-And it's really good for you.
- 492. Oh.
- 493. We're having quinoa, Marvin.
- 494. They call me Paul Laurence Dunbar
- 495. Huh, no, they call me
Paul Lawrence Dunbar
- 496. I wear the mask
- 497. Hmm.
- 498. No ideas but in things.
- 499. They call me Paul Lawrence Dunbar
- 500. A paradox of stray shots and gun bars
- 501. I shoot the gift, no gun charge, I run yard
- 502. You millionaires get killed here,
I'm slum, dawg
- 503. Who wanna squab?
Well, then, en garde
- 504. Just one God
- 505. And I don't spar
with the sub-human or sub-par
- 506. Mmm, see I go hard when it jump off
- 507. KO rappers, a slow rapper get bumped off
- 508. I'm proactive.
Them bad habits done rubbed off
- 509. Now y'all have 'em
- 510. Negroes with attitude,
whole squad is all Madden
- 511. All Madden...
- 512. So Staten
- 513. So...
- 514. Hey, pugsley. What're you lookin' at?
- 515. Ah, I'm guessin' this is your
- 516. human ball-and-chain, right, pimpin'?
- 517. Yeah, sorry, I didn't mean to eavesdrop,
- 518. but I think it's something really
interesting that you're working on.
- 519. Yeah. I'm still workin' on it, you know.
- 520. I'm trying to figure out how...
how to spit it out.
- 521. But thanks, I really appreciate that.
- 522. Your laboratory?
- 523. Wherever it hits me is where it's gonna be.
- 524. Ah, well, good luck. Thank you.
- 525. Yeah. Thank you. Appreciate it.
- 526. Later, pimpin'!
- 527. A'ight! Peace!
- 528. Just call me Paul Lawrence Dunbar
- 529. All right, sit.
- 530. he comes back with a shotgun.
- 531. Now the bear comes over,
taps him on the shoulder,
- 532. knocks the shotgun out the way,
and does the same thing.
- 533. So he's sittin' like this, look at this bear.
- 534. - He does not go back.
- Well, he goes back.
- 535. First, he goes out and gets a bazooka,
puts the bazooka on his shoulder.
- 536. He walks out there, the bear comes up,
- 537. taps him on the shoulders and says...
you don't come here.
- 538. I like how you smell
when you come home at night.
- 539. - What do I smell like?
- 540. You smell faintly of...
- 541. of beer.
- 542. Mmm.
- 543. How do you say his name
again? It's like Gae-tan...
- 544. - It's Gaetano Bresci.
- That sounds interesting.
- 545. Yeah, he, um, he co-founded
this anarchist newspaper here
- 546. in Paterson, but it was in Italian, um,
- 547. called La Questione Sociale.
- 548. - La Questione Sociale.
- 549. He was born in Italy,
but he lived here.
- 550. He was a weaver, an anarchist weaver.
- 551. This was in the 1890s.
- 552. And at that time in Italy,
people were starving.
- 553. When they demonstrated,
this Italian general
- 554. had them fired upon with,
like, muskets and cannons,
- 555. which, of course,
resulted in a bloody massacre
- 556. with, like, a hundred people dead.
- 557. Was Gaetano Bresci there?
- 558. No, he was here in Paterson.
- 559. But when he heard that the King of Italy,
- 560. King Umberto the First,
- 561. decorated this fucking general
- 562. for bravely defending his royal house,
- 563. Gaetano Bresci went over to Italy somehow
- 564. and he shot Umberto the First
four times with a revolver.
- 565. Whoa. Did they kill Bresci?
- 566. No, they captured him
and they put him on trial with, like,
- 567. a famous anarchist lawyer and everything.
- 568. But since there was
no capital punishment in Italy
- 569. at that time, like 1900,
I mean... nor is there now.
- 570. You can't be a member
of the European Union
- 571. if you practise capital punishment, of
- 572. - Yeah, not like here.
- 573. Anyway, they sent Gaetano Bresci
to, like, this prison island
- 574. where they put all the other anarchists,
and after, like, a year,
- 575. he was found dead in his prison cell.
- 576. Murdered?
- 577. Well, yeah,
most likely by the guards.
- 578. But, there's a possibility
that he committed suicide.
- 579. Whoa, Gaetano Bresci.
- 580. Do you think there are any other anarchists
still around in Paterson?
- 581. You mean besides us? Not likely.
- 582. Hey, what time is your first class?
- 583. It's at 10:00.
- 584. - Wanna grab a coffee?
- 585. Glow.
- 586. When I wake up
- 587. earlier than you,
- 588. and you are turned
- 589. to face me,
- 590. face on the pillow
- 591. and hair spread around,
- 592. I take a chance and stare at you,
- 593. amazed in love and afraid
- 594. that you might open your eyes
- 595. and have the daylights scared out of you.
- 596. But maybe with the daylights gone,
- 597. you'd see how much
- 598. my chest and head
- 599. implode for you, their voices
- 600. trapped inside like unborn children
- 601. fearing they will never see
- 602. the light of day.
- 603. The opening in the wall
- 604. now dimly glows, it's rainy, blue and grey.
- 605. I tie my shoes and go downstairs
- 606. to put the coffee on.
- 607. It's all warmed up for you, Donny.
- 608. All used up's more like it.
- 609. You OK?
- 610. Well, since you asked, no, not really.
- 611. My mother-in-law is moving in.
- 612. The cat got diagnosed with cat diabetes.
- 613. And the medicine,
you know, it's all so expensive.
- 614. And now, my daughter started
taking violin lessons
- 615. and I'm losing my mind
with the sound of that.
- 616. What can I say, Paterson?
- 617. - Oh, sorry.
- Oh, just my burden, I guess.
- 618. - My particular burden.
- 619. I'll see you tomorrow.
- 620. Excuse me. Are you OK here, all alone?
- 621. I'm fine. I'm just waiting
for my mom and my sister.
- 622. She's upstairs, in that building over there.
- 623. Do you mind if I sit down
till your mom comes down?
- 624. Sure.
- 625. - Yeah?
- 626. - Are you a bus driver?
- 627. Do you ever drive
one of those accordion buses?
- 628. Articulated.
- 629. Accordion.
- 630. No, I just drive the regular ones.
- 631. Did you ever drive a fire truck?
- 632. No, just, uh, buses and cars,
- 633. and, uh, I drove a big truck
a few times, but, uh, that's it.
- 634. Are you, uh, interested in poetry?
- 635. - Uh, actually, I am, kind of.
- 636. - Yeah.
- I write poetry.
- 637. I keep it all in this notebook.
- 638. Secret notebook.
- 639. - Oh, you're a poet.
- 640. That's great.
- 641. - Would you like to hear one?
- Sure, sure.
- 642. It doesn't really rhyme, though.
- 643. That's OK. I kind of like them
better when they don't.
- 644. Yeah, me too.
- 645. OK. This one's called "Water Falls".
- 646. Two words, though, like that.
- 647. "Water Falls", OK.
- 648. OK.
- 649. "Water Falls".
- 650. "Water falls from the bright air.
- 651. "It falls like hair,
- 652. "falling across a young girl's shoulders.
- 653. "Water falls,
- 654. "making pools in the asphalt,
- 655. "dirty mirrors with clouds
and buildings inside.
- 656. "It falls on the roof of my house.
- 657. "It falls on my mother, and on my hair.
- 658. "Most people call it rain."
- 659. That's a beautiful poem.
- 660. - You really liked it?
- Yeah, I really do.
- 661. I think it's beautiful.
- 662. "Water Falls". Thank you.
- 663. It doesn't rhyme exactly.
- 664. No, but the first two lines do,
in a nice way.
- 665. And some nice little
internal rhymes too, I think.
- 666. Internal rhymes.
- 667. Oh, my mom's done.
- 668. That's my sister. We're twins.
- 669. It was nice to meet you.
- 670. Nice to meet you too. Nice to meet a...
- 671. nice to meet a real poet.
- 672. Do you like Emily Dickinson?
- 673. I do, yeah. She's one of my favourites.
- 674. Awesome, a bus driver
that likes Emily Dickinson.
- 675. "Water falls from the bright air,
- 676. "falls like hair,
- 677. "falling across a young girl's shoulder."
- 678. I'm so excited to see
what you'll think.
- 679. Some fresh basil.
I grew it myself on the windowsill.
- 680. W-we're having pie for dinner?
- 681. Yeah, but a dinner pie.
- 682. Oh.
- 683. What do you think's inside?
- 684. Uh, inside the secret pie?
- 685. Uh, I don't know. Fish?
- 686. No, not fish, silly!
- 687. - Want me to tell you?
- Uhh, yes, please.
- 688. OK.
- 689. Cheddar cheese and Brussels sprouts.
- 690. - Seriously?
- Yeah, baked into a pie.
- 691. Doesn't it sound delicious?
- 692. You love Brussels sprouts
and you love Cheddar cheese.
- 693. I do, yeah.
No, that sounds very original.
- 694. Is it a new recipe you found?
- 695. No, I made it up.
- 696. Secret pie.
- 697. I made a small one for Marvin.
- 698. He really seemed to like it.
- 699. Mm-hm, secret pie.
- 700. Honey, I'm glad you like it.
- 701. Speaking of secret pie,
- 702. I wanted to tell you something
about your secret notebook.
- 703. - What?
- Did you ever hear
- 704. of the old Italian poet
called Pet-ra-rch, is that it?
- 705. Mm, Petrarch. He perfected the sonnet.
- 706. Um, I read online
that one of his early books of poems
- 707. was called The Secret Book.
- 708. Just like yours.
- 709. I didn't know that.
- 710. You read that?
- 711. You just happened upon it online?
- 712. And also that he wrote all his love poems
- 713. to a beautiful girl called,
- 714. ta-dah, Laura.
- 715. That's true.
- 716. So you have many things in common
- 717. with other great and famous poets, you see.
- 718. Do you like it there?
It's the waterfalls, your favourite place.
- 719. I'm not sure.
- 720. Yeah, it's nice there.
- 721. So remember,
you promised to finally make copies
- 722. of your poems this weekend.
- 723. I will, as soon as I have some free time.
- 724. You promised me. This weekend.
- 725. I will, no, I-I promised.
- 726. So why don't you recite me something?
- 727. Just a few little lines,
maybe from the love poem.
- 728. Well I- I can give you
a few lines I didn't write.
- 729. Are they by your hero,
Carlo William Carlos?
- 730. William Carlos Williams.
- 731. I know, darling. I was teasing.
- 732. No, it's a poem by a... by a girl I met.
- 733. A girl you met?
- 734. Yeah, no, like a little girl.
- 735. Like a t... like a ten-year-old girl.
- 736. Oh!
- 737. She was on the bus?
- 738. No, I met her on my way home from work,
- 739. near the old factories.
- 740. She was waiting for her mom
and her sister and...
- 741. and I noticed she had a notebook of poems,
- 742. and she read one to me.
- 743. From her own secret notebook?
- 744. Yeah, exactly.
- 745. The picture of the falls made me think of it.
- 746. I just remember how it started.
- 747. "Water falls from the bright air,
- 748. "falls like hair,
- 749. "falling across a young girl's shoulders."
- 750. Nice.
- 751. Almost like one of yours.
- 752. Did she have long hair?
- 753. Uh, she did, yeah.
- 754. Hmm.
- 755. Laura, what's all that flour and stuff for?
- 756. For my cupcakes, remember?
- 757. Saturday is my turn on the baking booth
- 758. in the farmer's market.
- 759. I remembered this morning that,
oh, my God,
- 760. it's the day after tomorrow.
- 761. I have so many cupcakes to make. Oh, my!
- 762. - You don't like your pie?
- No, I do, yeah!
- 763. Our own Romeo and Juliet.
- 764. Or, maybe, more like
Antony and Cleopatra?
- 765. Speaking of Romeo and Juliet,
- 766. Abbott and Costello.
- 767. Look, Lou Costello has got to be
- 768. the most famous person from Paterson.
- 769. Yeah, probably, yeah. I mean, he...
- 770. he's got that statue
and he's got his own park.
- 771. Right, I mean,
Alexander Hamilton has a statue,
- 772. others got statues but not their own park!
- 773. Hell, even Fetty Wap don't have no park.
- 774. Yeah, Lou Costello.
- 775. I wonder where Bud Abbott was born?
- 776. Uhh, that I know.
- 777. Jersey, also.
- 778. Asbury Park. Uh, 1895, maybe.
- 779. - You knew that?
- Oh, hell, yeah, man.
- 780. I know a lot of shit about a lot of shit.
- 781. And Lou Costello.
- 782. - "Who's on first?"
- Uh, who's on first,
- 783. what's on second,
- 784. - I don't know's on third...
- Wait, who's on first?
- 785. Who's on first?
- 786. I'll tell ya who's on first.
- 787. And I'll tell ya what's on second too.
- 788. But you ain't gonna wanna know.
- 789. I can explain, sweetheart.
- 790. No, let me explain.
- 791. That is my cookie jar money.
- 792. That is money I've been saving up
- 793. so I could get my hair fixed
to go to your damn niece's wedding.
- 794. That is my money. Mine!
- 795. I promise, I will replace it.
- 796. I-I will replace it after
this weekend's chess tournament.
- 797. Chess tournament?
- 798. Doc, you gonna need a chess tourniquet
- 799. if you don't put that damn money back.
- 800. You OK, Doc?
- 801. Paterson, you still don't got a cell phone?
- 802. Uh, no... no, I don't want one.
- 803. It would be a leash.
- 804. What about the better half? She got one?
- 805. She's got one, yeah.
And a laptop. And an iPad.
- 806. She doesn't want you to get one?
- 807. No, no, she's OK about it.
- 808. She understands me really well.
- 809. Lucky guy.
- 810. You don't listen to me at all!
- 811. The friendship can be folded
into something greater.
- 812. I don't want to fold it
into something greater!
- 813. Hey, Doc, what d...
what does Abbott and Costello
- 814. have to do with, uh, Romeo and Juliet?
- 815. - Wait, wait, wait, please.
- 816. I would rather drop dead.
- 817. Is there anything we can do?
- 818. Nah, I always say, don't try to change things,
- 819. or you'll make them even worse.
- 820. - Good morning!
- 821. You're up late, honey.
- 822. Your silent, magic watch
didn't wake you up.
- 823. Yeah, it was a little late today.
- 824. Well, some days,
something inside just doesn't wanna get up.
- 825. Ever feel like that?
- 826. Today.
- 827. Oh, my. I have so much to do.
- 828. I know it's silly, but I'm so excited
- 829. about the new farmer's market.
- 830. Because if my cupcakes are a big
- 831. then I might be on my way
to a very successful business.
- 832. That would be amazing, honey.
- 833. And you know what else?
- 834. My guitar should arrive today.
- 835. My Harlequin guitar, direct from Esteban.
- 836. Is Esteban gonna deliver it personally?
- 837. Who knows?
- 838. Mmm, smells good.
- 839. I like your technique.
- 840. The Run.
- 841. I go through
- 842. trillions of molecules
- 843. that move aside
- 844. to make way for me,
- 845. while on both sides,
- 846. trillions more
- 847. stay where they are.
- 848. The windshield wiper blade
- 849. starts to squeak.
- 850. The rain has stopped.
- 851. I stop.
- 852. Morning, Donny.
- 853. You OK?
- 854. No, not really.
- 855. You don't even wanna know.
- 856. I go through trillions of molecules
- 857. that move aside
- 858. to make way for me,
- 859. while on both sides,
- 860. trillions more
- 861. stay where they are.
- 862. The windshield wiper blade
starts to squeak.
- 863. The rain has stopped.
- 864. I stop.
- 865. On the corner,
- 866. a boy in a yellow raincoat
- 867. holding his mother's hand.
- 868. I think it's probably best if we, uh,
- 869. stand as far away from the bus as we can.
- 870. It's not gonna catch on fire or anything, is it?
- 871. It could explode into a fireball!
- 872. Oh, no, ma'am.
It's just an electrical problem.
- 873. What's gonna happen to us now?
- 874. Are we stranded here?
- 875. Oh, no, no, no.
Another bus will come get us shortly.
- 876. Dear God.
- 877. I think we'll just gather up over there,
if you don't mind, thank you very much.
- 878. OK, people. Let's join
the rest of the passengers, if we could.
- 879. - Did we run out of gas?
- No, plenty of gas.
- 880. It's just, uh, an electrical problem.
- 881. Sabotage, probably.
- 882. OK, let's... let's come over here.
- 883. Another bus will come get us in a minute.
- 884. OK everyone, I... I apologise again
for this inconvenience.
- 885. I think it's best if we wait
here for a few minutes
- 886. and, uh, I'll call now for a replacement bus.
- 887. - Don't you have a smartphone?
- Uh, no I-I don't.
- 888. I don't, not with me.
- 889. Would you like to use my phone,
Mr Bus Driver?
- 890. Oh, if you don't mind. Thank you.
- 891. So, what's gonna happen to this bus?
- 892. Um, well, a... a big truck is gonna come
- 893. and tow it back to the depot.
- 894. - Awesome.
- Thank you very much.
- 895. - I can't wait to see the truck.
- OK, I'll just be over here.
- 896. I apologise again.
- 897. Hi, this is Paterson, bus 23,
I have a situation.
- 898. Third, second and first.
- 899. Third, second, first.
- 900. Pluck all those strings together.
- 901. There you have your first chord.
- 902. Surprise!
- 903. Just sit down, darling,
for a second, and listen to this.
- 904. OK.
- 905. I've been working on the railroad
- 906. All the livelong day
- 907. I've been working on the railroad
- 908. Just to pass the time away
- 909. Well, that's as far as I got so far.
- 910. But it's pretty amazing, right?
- 911. For someone who never played before?
- 912. It's very amazing.
- 913. You just learned all that today?
- 914. Yeah, from these instructional DVDs.
- 915. And I've been baking all day too.
- 916. Well, I'm very impressed.
- 917. Isn't she beautiful?
- 918. Yeah, you two were made for each other.
- 919. What's it called again? The... the Jester?
- 920. - No, the Harlequin.
- 921. And thank you, my love.
- 922. You look a little drained.
- 923. You're home a little late.
- 924. Was your day OK?
- 925. Well, it was until the bus broke down.
- 926. The bus broke down? Was it dangerous?
- 927. No, it was just, uh, just sputtered out.
- 928. It was an electrical problem.
- 929. Electrical problem?
- 930. Could it have exploded into a fireball?
- 931. No, no.
- 932. It's just an old bus.
- 933. Well, I think they should get their best driver,
- 934. who's also a great poet, a brand-new bus.
- 935. It's the least they could do.
- 936. The city of Paterson?
- 937. Not likely.
- 938. Well, honey. I'm just glad you're OK.
- 939. Maybe you should get a smartphone.
- 940. Just for emergencies.
- 941. You know I don't want one.
- 942. The world worked fine
before they even existed.
- 943. I know, darling,
but sometimes they make things easier.
- 944. Honey, since the kitchen's a mess
- 945. with all my baking going on,
couldn't we order out?
- 946. Like, a pizza?
- 947. - Pizza's fine with me.
- 948. Then after dinner,
while you and Marvin go out,
- 949. I could practise just a little more.
- 950. I wanna learn the rest of that song, at least.
- 951. The Harlequin.
- 952. So what'd they do?
Send a mechanic, uh, on site
- 953. or tow the motherfucker or what?
- 954. Yeah, yeah.
They come and tow it back to the depot,
- 955. and they send a replacement bus
for the passengers.
- 956. Man, that could've been a lot worse.
- 957. Damn thing could've exploded
into a fuckin' fireball!
- 958. Hey, Doc,
if you're not doing anything tomorrow,
- 959. they're having
the new outdoor farmer's market again.
- 960. And I know for a fact
there's gonna be
- 961. some fantastic cupcakes
for sale in the bakery booth.
- 962. Oh, tomorrow's, uh... tomorrow's Saturday.
- 963. I got that big chess tournament
goin' on over there in Camden.
- 964. Oh, right, right.
- 965. OK, well, good luck.
- 966. Yeah, thanks.
- 967. Hey, fellas.
- 968. - Hey, Marie.
- Hey, shortie.
- 969. How you and, uh, Romeo doin'?
- 970. Please, Everett!
- 971. And we're not doing.
- 972. If anything, he's acting worse.
- 973. But I think the key word is acting.
- 974. Well, how well do you really know him?
- 975. We've known each other since we were
- 976. And I really do care about him.
- 977. It's just...
- 978. this whole girlfriend thing was a big mistake.
- 979. Obviously.
- 980. It's cool. He just needs to act out.
- 981. He's always been that way.
He needed some kind of drama,
- 982. and then he gets over it.
- 983. He's not gonna do anything crazy, is he?
- 984. If you ask me, everything he does is crazy.
- 985. Speak of the devil.
- 986. Baby, I need to talk to you for a minute.
- 987. Everett, why can't you
just forget about me?
- 988. - Because I am in love with you.
- Well, you can't have me.
- 989. OK.
- 990. OK.
- 991. OK, then nobody move!
- 992. If I can't have you, then I guess nobody can.
- 993. Everett.
- 994. Stop acting crazy.
- 995. Crazy? You wanna see crazy?
- 996. I'll show y'all crazy!
- 997. Smooth move, Paterson.
- 998. You damn chucklehead.
- 999. Comin' in here. Clearin' out my place.
- 1000. I oughta kick your black ass.
- 1001. Without love,
- 1002. what reason is there for anything?
- 1003. Thanks, Paterson.
- 1004. That was very heroic.
- 1005. Yeah, wow. OK.
- 1006. I don't know.
- 1007. If it wasn't for you,
- 1008. crazy motherfucker
might have shot himself to death
- 1009. with a piece of foam.
- 1010. Good morning.
- 1011. What time is it?
- 1012. - It's Saturday morning, baby.
- 1013. You were out a little late last night.
- 1014. Yeah.
- 1015. There was, umm...
- 1016. an incident at the... at the bar.
- 1017. Incident at the bar? What happened?
- 1018. Well...
- 1019. - Oh, a guy had a gun.
- 1020. Well, he had what I thought was a real gun.
- 1021. And he threatened this girl and...
- 1022. Oh my God! He threatened a girl?
- 1023. He threatened to shoot himself.
- 1024. All because he's in love with her.
- 1025. It's complicated. Anyway, I tried to stop him
and I knocked the gun away
- 1026. and turns out it was a toy gun
- 1027. that shoots little foam pellets.
- 1028. Sure looked real, though.
- 1029. Oh, honey.
- 1030. Oh, that's so frightening.
- 1031. You acted so heroically.
- 1032. I told you that place could be dangerous.
- 1033. I mean, anyone could
just walk in there any time
- 1034. with a shotgun or something.
- 1035. Now you see what I mean?
- 1036. - Yeah.
- 1037. But it was only... it was only a toy gun.
- 1038. Why are you up already?
- 1039. It's Saturday.
- 1040. I have to get my cupcakes
to the farmer's market.
- 1041. - Remember?
- I do now.
- 1042. I smell cupcakes.
- 1043. Mmm, still smell a hint of beer.
- 1044. Wow!
- 1045. This looks fantastic, baby.
- 1046. - Thank you.
- Thank you.
- 1047. Who's sitting in Daddy's chair?
- 1048. Who's sitting in Daddy's chair, huh?
- 1049. William Carlos Williams?
- 1050. Oh, no, uh, Carlo William Carlos.
- 1051. Will you read me
that one I love so much?
- 1052. "This Is Just To Say"?
- 1053. Comin' up.
- 1054. "This is just to say
- 1055. "I have eaten the plums
that were in the icebox
- 1056. "and which you were probably
saving for breakfast.
- 1057. "Forgive me.
- 1058. "They were delicious,
- 1059. "so sweet and so cold."
- 1060. - Oh, I love that poem.
- Yeah, that's a good one.
- 1061. And some of yours are just as good.
- 1062. Well...
- 1063. Now, remember your promise.
- 1064. I promised.
- 1065. I better get going.
- 1066. Could you put the rest in the boxes?
- 1067. Sure.
- 1068. OK.
- 1069. This is the last of 'em.
- 1070. - Oh, thank you. Thank you.
- Oh, wow.
- 1071. All together like this, they look great.
- 1072. - I'm so excited.
- 1073. OK, they should be good,
if you just drive slowly.
- 1074. Yeah, yeah. I... I will.
- 1075. You're not taking him with you?
- 1076. Oh, honey, I can't.
- 1077. Maybe you could
take him for a walk later, huh?
- 1078. Love you.
- 1079. Yeah, love you.
- 1080. All right. Come on, Marvin.
- 1081. Come on, Marvin.
Can't we stop here for a second?
- 1082. Pumpkin
- 1083. My little pumpkin,
- 1084. I like to think about other girls sometimes,
- 1085. but
- 1086. the truth is
- 1087. if you ever left me,
- 1088. I'd tear my heart out
- 1089. and never put it back.
- 1090. There'll never be anyone like you.
- 1091. How embarrassing.
- 1092. - Honey?
- Down here.
- 1093. - How'd it go?
- Oh, honey, I'm so happy!
- 1094. You won't believe this, but I made $286.
- 1095. Wow.
- 1096. My cupcakes were a huge hit.
- 1097. Everyone's talking about them.
- 1098. That's fantastic.
- 1099. Marvin!
- 1100. $286 cash money, baby.
- 1101. Wow!
- 1102. I know it's no big deal.
It's just silly cupcakes.
- 1103. But I'm quite proud of myself.
- 1104. Oh, yeah, you should be.
- 1105. Can we celebrate?
- 1106. Uh, yeah, sure. What should we do?
- 1107. - First of all, I'm gonna treat.
- 1108. I'd like to go to dinner
and then go to the movies.
- 1109. We haven't gone to the movies in so long.
- 1110. Uh, yeah, no... no we haven't.
What should we see?
- 1111. You know that one theatre at the mall
- 1112. now shows old scary movies
on Saturday nights?
- 1113. We could see an old scary movie.
- 1114. I'm gonna get changed and get ready.
- 1115. I'm very proud of you.
- 1116. And you, my little man.
- 1117. You're gonna have to stay here
and guard the palace.
- 1118. Honey, should I change my shirt?
- 1119. That'd be nice.
- 1120. This is so much fun.
- 1121. It's like, you're living in the 20th century.
- 1122. This is Mr Parker, Lota.
- 1123. How do you do? Don't be afraid.
- 1124. How do you do?
- 1125. Mr Parker has come to us
from over the sea.
- 1126. She's a pure Polynesian.
- 1127. The only woman on the entire island.
- 1128. Well, uh, I'll leave
you two young people together.
- 1129. I've got work to do.
- 1130. Won't you sit down?
- 1131. You come from the sea?
- 1132. Well, around it.
Three days on an upturned lifeboat.
- 1133. - You go away?
- Tomorrow morning.
- 1134. I wish you would not go away.
- 1135. Oh, that's very nice of you, but I must.
- 1136. You'll come back? Again?
- 1137. Well I-I don't know.
- 1138. How does it happen
that you're the only woman on this island?
- 1139. Did, uh, Dr Moreau bring you here?
- 1140. Pardon me if I seem to be too inquisitive.
- 1141. Quickly, please!
- 1142. Get out!
- 1143. They're vivisecting a human being.
- 1144. They're cutting a living man to pieces.
- 1145. Now I know about his natives.
- 1146. They're his victims.
- 1147. I did love it that it was in black and white.
- 1148. Yeah, yeah, I haven't...
- 1149. I haven't seen a black-and-white movie
in a long time.
- 1150. My favourite part was when the lead guy
- 1151. kissed the wild panther girl.
- 1152. You look... you look like her.
- 1153. You do. You guys could be twins.
- 1154. Well, thank you for treating me
to dinner and a movie.
- 1155. I'm happy I could.
- 1156. - We should do it every weekend.
- 1157. Now that you're
the cupcake queen of Paterson.
- 1158. Cupcake queen of Paterson.
- 1159. I love it.
- 1160. Thank you.
- 1161. What is this?
- 1162. Marvin?
- 1163. Marvin, did you do this?
- 1164. Oh, my God!
- 1165. It's...
- 1166. It's your notebook.
- 1167. It's what?
- 1168. Your poems.
- 1169. Honey, I'm so sorry.
- 1170. I don't know what to even say.
- 1171. You... you usually keep your notebook
down at the basement.
- 1172. I guess I left it up here on the sofa.
- 1173. That stupid dog.
- 1174. He's gotta be put out in the garage.
- 1175. Honey, it's so early.
- 1176. It's Sunday.
- 1177. Please, come back to sleep.
- 1178. Please, baby.
- 1179. I will, I will, baby.
- 1180. Ye— Go back to sleep.
- 1181. I don't like you, Marvin.
- 1182. Marvin, didn't I put you in the garage?
- 1183. No, it's OK,
I let him back in when I went outside.
- 1184. No, he's going back out there!
- 1185. Come on, Marvin!
- 1186. No! You're staying out there!
- 1187. I wish you would have read me
some of your most recent poems.
- 1188. Maybe I could've remembered them.
- 1189. It's OK.
- 1190. They were just words...
- 1191. written on water.
- 1192. Baby, I'm so sorry.
- 1193. I saved all the pieces.
- 1194. Maybe, somehow,
they could be puzzled back together,
- 1195. with a computer programme, or something.
- 1196. Is there anything I can do to cheer you up?
- 1197. Should I play you the song
I've been learning on my guitar?
- 1198. Oh, no, that's OK.
- 1199. Th... I appreciate the offer,
just, maybe, not right now.
- 1200. OK?
- 1201. Maybe you just wanna be left alone?
- 1202. Should I go out for a while?
- 1203. Oh, n-n-no, no. No, it's OK.
- 1204. Maybe I'll go out.
- 1205. Take a little walk.
- 1206. Paterson. It's you.
- 1207. Hello, Everett.
- 1208. I'm sorry about the other night.
- 1209. I kinda lost myself.
- 1210. Yeah.
- 1211. It's OK. Are you doing better now?
- 1212. Yeah, I guess so.
- 1213. You OK?
- 1214. You look a little low yourself.
- 1215. Yeah, yeah.
- 1216. I'm OK.
- 1217. Well, it's like they always say.
- 1218. "The sun still rises every mornin'
and sets every evenin'."
- 1219. - Always another day, right?
- 1220. So far.
- 1221. So far, yeah.
- 1222. So, I guess I'll see you around, then.
- 1223. - Yeah, yeah, take care.
- Yeah, you too.
- 1224. Excuse me, please.
- 1225. Allow to sit?
- 1226. Uh, yeah.
- 1227. - Yeah, sure.
- Thank you.
- 1228. Excuse me.
- 1229. Maybe not acceptable behaviour,
- 1230. but may I ask if you from here,
in Paterson, New Jersey?
- 1231. Am I?
- 1232. Uh, yeah.
- 1233. Yes I am. I was born here.
- 1234. Excuse me again.
- 1235. But, are you knowing the great
poet, William Carlos Williams?
- 1236. Here in Paterson, New Jersey?
- 1237. Well, I'm aware of his poems.
- 1238. Excellent.
- 1239. May I ask if you too are a poet
of Paterson, New Jersey?
- 1240. Uh, no.
- 1241. No.
- 1242. I see.
- 1243. I'm a bus driver, myself.
- 1244. Just a bus driver.
- 1245. A bus driver in Paterson.
- 1246. Ah.
- 1247. This very poetic.
- 1248. Well, I'm not so sure 'bout that.
- 1249. Yes. This could be poem
by William Carlos Williams.
- 1250. Did you know interesting
French artist Jean Dubuffet
- 1251. was meteorologist on top
of Eiffel Tower, Paris, in 1922?
- 1252. - Very poetic.
- 1253. Yeah, Jean Dubuffet.
- 1254. Yeah, he was, uh, he was a meteorologist.
- 1255. This I learn from poem
by your interesting poet,
- 1256. Frank O'Hara of New York City.
- 1257. Yeah, I read that, too.
- 1258. I like Frank O'Hara.
- 1259. The... the New York School.
- 1260. Ah ha.
- 1261. I guess you really like poetry, then?
- 1262. I breathe poetry.
- 1263. So, you write poetry?
- 1264. Yes.
- 1265. My notebooks.
- 1266. Ah, yeah.
- 1267. My poetry only in Japanese.
- 1268. No translation.
- 1269. Poetry in translation is like
- 1270. taking a shower with a raincoat on.
- 1271. I see what you mean.
- 1272. I hope this isn't, um,
- 1273. but may I ask what you're doing
here in Paterson?
- 1274. I come here to see city
of your interesting poet,
- 1275. William Carlos Williams,
- 1276. who lived and make his poems
here in Paterson, New Jersey.
- 1277. - As you know.
- Yeah, yeah. He lived here.
- 1278. He was a doctor.
- 1279. Ah ha.
- 1280. "Ah ha," what?
- 1281. Also Allen Ginsberg is growing up here.
- 1282. Also Paterson, New Jersey.
- 1283. Yeah, that's true.
- 1284. I leave here tomorrow.
- 1285. Nice to meet you.
- 1286. Oh, nice to meet you. Are you...
you're going back to Tokyo?
- 1287. No, Osaka.
- 1288. Oh, Osaka. What I meant.
Have a good trip.
- 1289. Thank you.
- 1290. - I'm sorry.
- 1291. A gift.
- 1292. A gift?
- 1293. Yes.
- 1294. Sometime empty page
present most possibilities.
- 1295. Thank you. That's very kind of you.
- 1296. Excuse me!
- 1297. Ah ha!
- 1298. Ah ha.
- 1299. The Line
- 1300. There's an old song
- 1301. my grandfather used to sing
- 1302. that has the question,
- 1303. "Or would you rather be a fish?"
- 1304. In the same song
- 1305. is the same question
- 1306. but with a mule and a pig,
- 1307. but the one I hear sometimes
- 1308. in my head
- 1309. is the fish one.
- 1310. Just that one line.
- 1311. Would you rather be a fish?
- 1312. As if the rest of the song
- 1313. didn't have to be there.