Blasts from the past and other matters

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Re: Blasts from the past and other matters

Post  eddie on Tue Sep 27, 2011 6:01 am

From the sublime to the ridiculous:

I ought to mention here that the sinister cult leader Noel Edmonds believes that writing your personal ambition down on a slip of paper and carrying it around in your wallet/pocket book makes all your dreams come true.

He attributes the lack of success on the part of certain contestants on his TV show "Deal or No Deal?" to what I can only define as a negativity of outlook.

If we were all more like Noel Edmonds, clearly the world would be a better, brighter place. alien


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Post  Guest on Thu Sep 29, 2011 10:48 pm

In A Hundred Years of Solitude there's a character who touches the ice for the first time when he was a kid. "Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendía was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice."

I have this feeling sometimes, that some moments belong to other moments.

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Re: Blasts from the past and other matters

Post  Guest on Thu Sep 29, 2011 11:00 pm

Llueve

¿En qué ayer, en qué patios de Cartago,
cae también la lluvia?


Rains

In what other day, what Carthaginian yards,
falls this rain?


- Jorge Luis Borges (Translated by Christopher Mulrooney)



For Borges rain is something that always happens in the past.

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