Monday, March 13, 2006

(breath of clean Calvino air)

"There are three hypotheses about the inhabitants of Baucis:

that they hate earth;

that they respect it so much they avoid all contact;

that they love it as it was before they existed
and with spyglasses and telescopes aimed downwards
they never tire of examining it, leaf by leaf, stone by stone, ant by ant,
contemplating with fascination their own absence."

- Italo Cavino, Invisible Cities

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