Tuesday, March 1, 2011

This passing shadow

"And because they are so sure of what they think they know, it will never occur to them to ask him, Doctor, is the palm tree a tree. One day they will go their separate ways and the fundamental question of whether the palm tree is a tree because it resembles a tree, or whether this passing shadow we cast on the ground is life because it resembles life, will remain unanswered."

- Jose Saramago, The Year of The Death of Ricardo Reis (298)

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