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The Need to Escape (La necesidad de evasión)

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The Quote of the Week / La cita de la semana:

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900-1944)

There is a cheap literature that speaks to us of the need of escape. It is true that when we travel we are in search of distance. But distance is not to be found. It melts away. And escape has never led anywhere. The moment a man finds that he must play the races, go the Arctic, or make war in order to feel himself alive, that man has begun to spin the strands that bind him to other men and to the world. But what wretched strands! A civilisation that is really strong fills man to the brim, though he never stir. What are we worth when motionless, is the question.


Hay una mala literatura que nos ha hablado de la necesidad de evasión. Por supuesto, uno emprende viaje en busca de extensión; pero…

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Angels and salamanders

Most people prefer angels to salamanders as symbols of the inspirational, although one is surely as wondrous as the other.”

Margaret Atwood

http://movies2.nytimes.com/books/97/05/18/bookend/bookend.html

 

I’m sure there’s a poem in here somewhere, waiting to get out…..