Believers in Love by Alan Clay

From Sydney's Bondi Beach, to a magic mountain in New Zealand, an unlikely father and daughter team of sand-sculptors embark on a crazy adventure which explores the transient nature of art and life, to discover that dreams are real.

Steep Yourself In Life

"Why have you achieved nothing great with your life?" one man asked another, when they were both in middle age.

Believers in Love.jpg (7603 bytes)"I spent the first part of my life unsure what to do," the second responded, "and so I was forced to steep myself in life, year after year, in an effort to come to some grasp of the experience."

"I know," the first told him. "I watched you do it... And after all that?"

"After that…" the second mused. "I realize that everything is perfect, just as it is, that nothing great is required, and there is therefore no need to do anything beyond steeping myself in life, so I am simply continuing that process."


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Born in 1954, Alan Clay grew up in Auckland, New Zealand. He studied clown in Sweden in 1977 and has taught and performed extensively in Europe, Australia and New Zealand. For the past ten years Alan has lived in Sydney, where he runs Playspace Studio, Sydney’s Physical Theatre Studio. ‘Believers in Love’ is Alan's third novel. His second Dance Sisters was published in 1997 and his first Moontan was published in 1994.

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