Wednesday, May 11, 2011

The Aleph by Jorge Luis Borges

Read The Aleph by Jorge Luis Borges. A short story I have been fascinated with for a long time.

Read an excerpt of the story: :"Does this Aleph exist in the heart of a stone? Did I see it there in the cellar when I saw all things, and have I now forgotten it? Our minds are porous and forgetfulness seeps in; I myself am distorting and losing, under the wearing away of the years, the face of Beatriz."

"In Borges's story, the Aleph is a point in space that contains all other points. Anyone who gazes into it can see everything in the universe from every angle simultaneously, without distortion, overlapping or confusion. The story continues the theme of infinity found in several of Borges's other works, such as The Book of Sand."

1 comment:

CloudHorsesPlay said...

Once More--Happy Birthday Jorge Luis--again I invite you, now implore you to join me for coffee although now the mood has shifted slid suspended--alas--I did everything right! agreed to Terms of Service! Even READ them for chrissakes, who does that?? typed in the cryptic word, made up a name and then, and then, and then posted my lovely happy birthday wish, my commitment to breathe, to pay attention to being here and to allow the delicate morning, now growing brash and awake, no sleep in its eyes left to haze the air with's how it works, the birds the trees the horse the cup the chair the distant lawn mower the density of vibration--can you, Jorge Luis--try once more for density and pass through the place again unperturbed by digital mishap and tendril wires of primitive attempt? ah, yes, there you are who embodied wrinkle and age spot flesh drawn down heavy with gravity and yet agree to be imprisoned again fleetingly to, as the bee and hummingbird only a moon ago, grazed lips over the flowering poppy and now watch the sparrow gather her seed? with love, endless birth and death and life days grace us who are after all only one.