Imago lacus

The picture above was taken by a dear friend, the American poet Debra Kang Dean (please do not use it without permission). I met Debra three years before, when I went to Walden to work with his late husband Brad, a great Thoreau scholar. Once we spent hours tracking this quotation: "Some men go fishing all their lives without ever realizing it's not fish they are after." We concluded that Thoreau never wrote it, but si non è vero...

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Aforismoak kalean

Atzo Hernaniko Kardaberaz kalean, denon bistaren aurrean dagoen atarian, honako hau irakurri nuen, eskuz egindako afixa erantsian:

Ahulak apaltasuna du harrotzeko aukera bakarra; hortxe du indarra. Ahaltsuak, aldiz, apaltasuna du ez harrotzeko aukera bakarra.

Juan Kruz Igerabideren aforismo bat omen da. Eta norbaitek hainbeste gustuko izan du esaldi aldrebes hori, ezen bere etxeko atean jarri baitu. Horra aforismoaren indarra. Eta bejondeiola Juan Kruzi, gure kaleetan hobe New York Review of Books-en baino!

Juan Kruz Igerabide
Egia hezur (Alberdania, 2004)

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