I was introduced to Samuel Beckett through Waiting for Godot. I performed the role of Estragon in 1992, though I’m actually more of a Vladimir, as I am certainly an introspective being. I’ve continued to study the play and find its view of reality depressing and enlightening. I’m also reading some of Beckett’s other works–the quote in the header is from Beckett’s novel The Unnamable. “…I can’t go on, I’ll go on” is a phrase that exemplifies the outlook found in works from this period in Beckett’s life. A similar sentiment is expressed in the opening line of Godot, “Nothing to be done.”

Beckett’s view of life is one with which I identify.  This blog is an attempt to make sense of this life.  This Beckett life.