Thursday, January 29, 2009

Night train to Lisbon - Perspectivas

With the new glasses the world was bigger and for the first time, space really had three dimensions where things could extend unhindered. [...] Indeed it was also lighter with the light frame on the nose, the heavy steps he was used to no longer suited the lightness in his face. But the world was closer and more oppressing, it demanded more of you, but its demands weren't clear. When the became too much for him, these obscure demands, he retreated behind the old lenses that kept everything at a distance and allowed him to doubt whether there really was an outside world beyond words and texts, a doubt that was dear to him and without it he really couldn't imagine life at all. But he could no longer forget the new view either [...]
Pascal Mercier

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