I want to tell ancient stories in a unique way.
In this endeavor, I'm influenced by a very odd
group of characters, primarily Jorge Borges,
Joseph Campbell, Lao Tzu, and Raymond Chandler.
For Borges, mystery stories are the highest
achievement of literature because "there is
nothing in the world that is not mysterious."
Campbell makes it very clear that ancient
stories are stillalive, that "the current iteration
of Oedipus is standing on the cornerof 43rd
street, waiting for the light to change."
From Lao Tzu I try to understand that the
truth said in words isn't the truth;words
can only point or suggest or imply.
And for practical matters: Raymond Chandler's
instruction, "If in doubt, have two guys come
through the door with guns."