Saturday, April 17, 2004

"There are dead stars that still shine because their light is trapped in time. Where do I stand in this light, which does not strictly exist?

"He would not submit to the tide of memory and emotion. Maybe he felt an allegiance to his history. It is one thing to speak around an experience, use it as reference and analogy. But to detail the hellish thing itself, to strangers who will nod and forget, this seem a betrayal of his pain."

Don DeLillo Cosmopolis

I am beginning to appreciate the beauty in words. How ideas and words are intertwined with one another, the elegance of the expression in conveying an idea with a simplicity, so blunt and sharp, that you marvel at its violence and purity.


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