all mankind is us


(...) But at this place, at this moment of time, all mankind is us, whether we like it or not. Let us make the most of it, before it is too late!

VLADIMIR: Let us not waste time in idle dicourse! (Pause. Vehementlly.) Let us do something, while we have the chance! It is not everyday that we are needed. Not indeed that we personally are needed. Other would meet the case equally well, if not better. To all mankind they were addressed, those cries for help still ringing in our ears! But at this place, at this moment of time, all mankind is us, whether we like it or not. Let us make the most of it, before it is too late! Let us represent worthly for once the foul brood to which a cruel fate consigned us! What do you say? (Estragon says nothing.) It is that when with folded arms we weigh the pros and cons we are no less a credit to our species. The tiger bounds to the help of his congeners without the least reflection, or else he slinks away into the depths of the thickets. But that is not the question. And we are blessed in this, that we happen to know the answer. Yes, in this immense confusion one thing alone is clear. We are waiting for Godot to come –

Samuel Beckett: Waiting for Godot – Act II

Patrick Stewart (Vladimir) e Ian McKellen (Estragon) em Esperando Godot

Patrick Stewart (Vladimir) e Ian McKellen (Estragon) em montagem na Broadway de Esperando Godot

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