Bolo-Rei com sabor absurdista

April 22, 2006 at 11:27 am (Strange Land)

Ontem de manhã recebi um mail do Rhys Hughes a dizer que me referiu numa entrevista que lhe fizeram.
Curiosa, cliquei no link e observei que não era uma entrevista convencional, como estamos habituados a imaginar (e aqui coloca-se a pergunta do que é que é convencional com o Rhys Hughes), mas uma entrevista ao estilo round robin.

E em que contexto é que ele me mencionou?

Q – Leo Siren: If your writing was a delicious cake, what flavour would it be and why?

A – Rhys Hughes: It would be a ‘bolo rei’ without the fava bean, bought for me by my lovely friend Safaa Dib (hello Safaa!)… I shouldn’t eat it all in one go, but I might do just that, unless I was already full, in which case I’d share it with whoever was around at the time — probably resenting them later for eating my cake and then I’d spend the following day planning different types of revenge in my head, none of which I would act on, because I lack the money and influence.

Having said that, maybe I wouldn’t resent them later. I can’t be sure because I don’t know what sort of people they are, because they don’t exist. I would like to eat the cake somewhere near a place where I could wash my hands afterwards, because the ‘bolo rei’ is a sticky cake, unless it was given to me on a plate with a knife and fork. While eating it I would wear a blue silk shirt, loose trousers and sandals, because it would be summer, even though the ‘bolo rei’ is generally a winter cake.

Só posso dizer uma coisa. Isto é tipicamente Rhysiano!
Ofereci-lhe um bolo rei por altura do Fórum Fantástico 2005. Ele tinha-me oferecido um cd de músicas orientais que gostava muito e eu agradeci, retribuindo com o bolo. Mal sabia eu que iria adorar tanto.

Recentemente, voltou a Portugal para lançar o seu livro A Nova História Universal da Infâmia e infelizmente não houve oportunidade de conversar calmamente com ele. Mas agora está marcado. Sempre que vier a Portugal, terá um bolo-rei à espera dele.

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