John Guare – Six Degrees of Separation Lyrics
Can you believe it? Paul learned all that in three months. Who'd have thought it? Trent Conway, the Henry Higgins of our time. Paul must have looked at all those names in that book and said "I am Columbus." "I am Magellan. I will sail into this new world."
I read somewhere that everybody on this planet is separated by only six other people. Six degrees of separation between us and everyone else on this planet. The president of the United States, a gondolier in Venice, just fill in the names. I find that extremely comforting that we're so close, but... I also find it like Chinese water torture that we're so close, because you have to find the right six people to make the connection. It's not just big names, it's anyone. A native in a rainforest, a Tierra del Fuegan, an Eskimo. I am bound - you are bound - to everyone on this planet by a trail of six people. It's a profound thought. How Paul found us. How to find the man whose son he claims to be, or perhaps is. Although I doubt it. How everyone is a new door opening into other worlds. Six degrees of separation between us and everyone else on this planet. But... to find the right six people
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