Rita Payés * 29 September 1999
|Scientific man is already on the moon, |
and yet we are still living
with the moral concepts of Homer.
I meant exactly what I said:
that we are saddled with a culture
that hasn't advanced as far as science.
|Like a blazing comet,|
I've traversed infinite nights,
interstellar spaces of the imagination,
voluptuousness and fear.
I've been a man, a woman, an old person,
a little girl,
I've been the crowds on the grand boulevards
of the capital cities of the West,
I've been the serene Buddha of the East, whose
calm and wisdom we envy.
I've known honour and dishonour,
enthusiasm and exhaustion. ...
I've been the sun and the moon, and everything
because life is not enough.
I live quietly at home among family and friends.
Antonio Tabucchi (24 September 1943 – 25 March 2012)
|Fortune favours fools,|
or as a German saying goes,
"Die dümmsten Bauern
ernten die dicksten Kartoffeln"
(The dumbest farmers
harvest the biggest potatoes).
the old saying
offered me great comfort.
|And here to put my genius|
into the right perspective.
* [For first time visitors]:
Typo in the title?
It's just that
I would not let a tiny T spoil an avantgardistic alliteration.
"The secret of getting things done is to act!"
Follow your path, and let the people talk.
"He who sees a need
and waits to be asked for help
is as unkind as if he had refused it."
"The hottest places in hell
are reserved for those who,
in time of great moral crisis,
maintain their neutrality.
Dante Aleghieri (1265 – 14 September 1321)
|It's very important |
to write things down instantly,
or you can lose the way
you were thinking out a line.
I have a rule
that if I wake up at 3 in the morning
and think of something, I write it down.
I can't wait until morning - it'll be gone.