Simona Semenič    

You didn’t forget, you just don’t remember anymore

Year of writing: 2007
An unannounced visit of a man disturbs the matrimonial life of Lucija and Matjaž.
Total cast size: 3 (1 f, 2 m)
inter-partner relations, twins motif, death, family, arts, creativity

Lucija and Matjaž are excited over an extremely positive review of Matjaž’s novel that has been published in the newspaper. Their joy is interrupted by the visit of Lucija’s twin brother Leon who reproaches his sister, saying she is not the person she used to be. Through the conversation we find out that the real author of Matjaž’s novel is in fact Lucija and that the work consists of Lucija’s diary notes. The novel’s plot is Lucija and Leon’s story. Later, it turns out that Leon’s visit never actually happened.

MATJAŽ: What in the world is that supposed to mean? What do you want from me? I didn’t know there was a problem, you never said anything. I thought that we reached a conclusion … And now, in the middle of the night … What?

LEON: The theft. Explain why you did it. Is it so hard to get anything across to this academic moron? You stole, for fuck’s sake.

MATJAŽ: I did it for you. You know that.

LUCIJA: Matjaž, I do understand. I do understand, it’s just …

LEON: It’s just not right, right, Lučka?

LUCIJA: I don’t know, I don’t really know.

LEON: It wasn’t right. It isn’t right.

LUCIJA: It might not have been right, Matjaž.

MATJAŽ: What’s not right all the sudden? What do you want from me?

LEON: Just an answer to a very simple question.

MATJAŽ: Things are so simple to you. In the middle of the night, you require me to answer some idiotic question.

You didn’t forget, you just don’t remember anymore

Language of translation: English

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