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...

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Alkismistaren haginetan urrerik ez

Gakoa: zure burua gobernatzen saiatzeari utzi, eta gobernatzen zaituen hori emeki gobernatu. [...] Zertarako urrunerako bidaia egin, arrotza dena ulertzeko lanari ekin nahi ez badiozu?

No hay oro en las muelas del alquimista. [...] La clave: no intentar conducirte a ti mismo, sino conducir discretamente a aquello que te conduce. [...] Para qué viajar lejos, si no se toma uno el trabajo de intentar comprender lo extraño.

Jorge Riechmann
Conversaciones entre alquimistas (Tusquets, 2007)

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