On a street corner in Bremen, a hunched over musician stands. His coattails are worn, but gold glimmers in his smile. His nails are broken, black, but his fingers dance nimbly over a heavy accordion . Broken notes fill the street, ask the papers and withered leaves for a dance in the moonless night.
”The story never ends as iiit once diiid! Sleeping Beauty braids princes behind the saaaafe hedge of her smock.” The voice is hoarse, cutting, his breath heavy with absinth and smoke. The tune struggles against the wheezing rhythm of the bellows, stumbles like a drunkard between the notes. ”Heeere is the heart the briefcase queen gaaave as pleeedge And here is a fool dancing angrily at the sponsor king’s taable.” An opera, a mass, a windblown street song.
”The queen of the elves moved to otium hiiiilll. And the Fisherman’s Wife found a soft, modern maaaaan.”
The last note beats against closed shutters. Silence. Shining rodent eyes in the shadows of his waistcoat. Maybe the accordion is a flute in his rough hands. ”The story is here, even though you were never in a movie.” Slow, calm words beneath his glittering eyes.
”Tale me, and I will tale you.”
If no one knows your story, who are you even?
A modern fairy tale about the power of storytelling and will
Tale Me is written by
Alex Uth og Jorgo A. Larsen