Letter 14

‘Mr Palomar…asks himself why he is so interested in giraffes. Perhaps because the world around him moves in an unharmonious way, and he hopes always to find some pattern in it, a constant. Perhaps because he himself feels that his own advance is impelled by uncoordinated movements of the mind, which seem to have nothing to do with one another and are increasingly difficult to fit inot any pattern of inner harmony.’ (Italo Calvino)

this photo was taken by my mum 25 years ago.

this book was published 25 years ago.

i am reading now.

and i love giraffes.

2 Comments on “Letter 14”

  1. ana says:

    Pasemos, ahora, del jardín zoológico de la realidad al jardín zoológico de las mitologías, al jardín cuya fauna no es de leones sino de esfinges y de grifos y de centauros. La probación de este segundo jardín debería exceder a la del primero, ya que un monstruo no es otra cosa que una combinación de elementos de seres reales y que las posibilidades del arte combinatorio lindan con lo infinito.

    Jorge Luis Borges

    • maria says:

      the combinatorial possibilities of art bordering infinity (Google translate) – i love this expression.
      i never liked zoo, but with ‘art bordering infitity’ i might start to look at them with different perspective

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