[Seven by Nine Squares home page] [Neoist Path] [Monty Cantsin]
lives at the edge of suburbs of Slovenska Bistrica in a
destructioning cottage with divorced husband of his present wife Estera,
a famous nuclear physicist and his second wife, in former times to
alcohol addicted altruist, now her husband and society protecting
consort and unfated mother of their aborted children, with their
antipode, philanthropistic and modestic social-political worker Dr.
Heglic, who thinks about himself that he "was an ordinary horse-dung
before the October 16th, 1696, and that he remains that until today",
and various others prostitutes, pubescent teenagers, prisoners and
interrogators yet. Because Monty is Yugoslavian, we cannot to overlook
his rich experiences he acquired in correspondence with other Montys
from Vietnam, Laos, Kampuchea, Arabien countries, Africa. Asia,
America and Australia. He does formly believe in imminent beginning of
Third World War and for this purpose he is quite good equipped: he
is shod in 1900 heavy spiked mountain shoes, warm dressed in short
frock-coat with gloves, warm underwear with rucksack, and blanket etc.
On the subject of nutrition Monty's state is following: he is nearly
without bread, but the other food is strong enough that he looks quite
well and he does not complain that he is hungry (Hungary).
He has such trousers as they hear them in Austrian army - with short
white spats around shoes. He has good morale, sometimes even excellent.
Monty Cantsin recognizes that he is Steyerian from Slovenia, and now
he is on Italian side, but soon he will be sent beyond Sava river.
He always carries the telephone along with him. Monty Cantsin is
uncompromisingly subordinating his life to alpine-climbing; for this
reason it is not coincidence he is the only Yugoslavian and one of the
rare mortals who has ever lived in this space for
fourteen days! Besides the climbing talent he has enough tale ability
to write, paint, and play concertina. According to feeling Monty
Cantsin is individualist and aristocrat to whom any gregarious
instinct is alien. He is afraid of republic, does not want to deal
with crowd, loves comfort and luxury, and it seems to him that an
ideal political condition would be possible in constitutional
monarchy which will assure carefree existence to the intellectual
elite. Monty Cantsin often says: "I love people and hate oppressors,
but it will be torment to live permanently with people."
Andrej Skrbinek, May 1986