Friday, October 23, 2009

Italo Calvino

(Marco Polo describing fantastic cities to Kublai Khan)

” The inferno of the living is not something that will be; if there is one, it is what ïs already here, the inferno where we live everyday, that we form by being together. There are two ways to escape suffering it. First one is easy for many: accept the inferno and become such a part of it that you can no longer see it. The second is risky and demands constant vigilance and apprehension: seek and learn to recognize who and what, in the mist of the inferno, are not inferno, then make them endure, give them space.”