Thursday, March 13, 2008

Loss of Memory

Thursday, March 13, 2008

“Little by little, studying the infinite possibilities of a loss of memory, he realized that the day might come when things would be recognized by their inscriptions but that no one would remember their use. Then he was more explicit. The signs that he hung on the neck of the cow was an exemplary proof of the way in which the inhabitants of Macondo were prepared to fight against the loss of memory. This is the cow. She must be milked every morning so that she will produce milk, and the milk must be boiled in order to be mixed with coffee to make coffee and milk. Thus, they went on living in a reality that was slipping away, momentarily captured by words, but which could escape irremediably when they forget the values of the written letters.”

- Gabriel Garcia Marquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude, 1967

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

This book should have a sign that says "To be banished in solitary confinement".

Aweful and boring book.

This book belonged to genre of "to be ignored".

Angeli said...

What???!! isang kalapastanganan!

i beg to disagree with you sir. were you not awed by the book's greatness? not to know such masterpiece is to live a diminished life. :)

you need to be made reverent in the face of great literature. :)

 
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