Life, I think, is a series of rehearsals
for the real show. In a rehearsal you can still
make changes, cut out a sentence, add a line
of dialogue, switch
actors, directors, theaters—up until the real show.
Then there is no changing. And it makes no difference
that you can’t make a difference:
The show closes right after opening night.
Copyright © Chana Bloch and Chana Kronfeld (Translation of Yehuda Amichai), Open Closed Open (Harcourt), 2000