Thought it was time for a break. March was a busy month, plenty to read and more writing. And a wedding! We enjoyed the long walks, and in recent weeks the beautiful weather. We’ll find some light rain in Paris on Wednesday. Then we’ll be visiting my childhood place (Happy days in Clichy…) Have a couple of posts up my sleeve for the #AtoZChallenge for April… Will travel, will take pics…
Words are Knowledge « Outside Air.
A lucid and very topical statement…
He loved writing stories. The best time he had was at the local library, that imposing building guarded by stone lions, when, after finishing his school work, he could start on a tale of his own, inventing, finding new heros, often inspired by his reading of one of the classics. Often, his teacher warned him about being too abstract in his essays. He thought: what is Abstraction? So he wrote an essay on the subject. The main hero was his teacher, the villain a bad witch called Abstraction. The essay grew.
Years later, when he was in Sweden to receive the prize, a journalist asked him: what motivated you to write your first book?
Aw, he said, a word called Abstraction. A headline read, the following day:
“Literature Nobel Prize Winner Blames Abstraction”
You smiled and said: “You should get yourself some new feet, yours are awful, just look at mine”.
And I looked at your elegant, well shaped foot and lovely toes, a fitting ornament to your o-so beautiful leg, and then, blushing, answered: “But I don’t know where to get those”.
O your wicked smile then, as you turn your lovely face towards me and, still smiling, asked: “Where did you get this lovely body, don’t you know?”
I was stunned, I did not know that either, my body had always been there, kind of I was born with it, wasn’t I?
“So, you said, even more wickedly, if you were ugly, you would not know how to change yourself?”
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