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September 1, 2008 |
Post to the Host:
Could you please tell me what booji grass is? I'm playing Dionysus in a segment from your "The Midlife Crisis of Dionysus" for an acting class my wife and I are taking. Dionysus dreams of being chased through the booji grass. I Googled "booji grass" and the one and only result was another piece you wrote for APHC. The APHC use of booji grass also placed it in a dream.
I believe that booji grass is a tall sharp-bladed grass you find in dreams. You are running through it and it slows you down and wears you out. It doesn't part easily as grass should. It is clingy and perhaps damp and has spider webs in it and after awhile you simply give up and lie down and die, or you would, except nobody wants to lie down in booji grass. So you slog on and on until you come to the cougars, or the desert, or the jagged rocks, or something else.