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But now I wondered if I had been wrong. Perhaps death was a state entirely unlike sleep, something that belonged to a different category altogether―like the deep, endless, wakeful darkness I was seeing now. (vía Haruki Murakami - Sleep)
The Elephant Vanishes (象の消滅 Zō no Shōmetsu?) is a collection of 17 short stories by Japanese author Haruki Murakami. (…) The stories mesh normality with surrealism, and focus on painful issues involving loss, destruction, confusion and loneliness.
Cruz del sur, ya encontré la salida descubrÃí, que es tan simple la vida no hay problema ni dolor tan importante que no sea un punto distante en la inmensidad cruz del sur
Daniel Drexler - Cruz Del Sur (En vivo en Agadu/Ciclo de Autores) (por Daniel Drexler)
"What is REAL?" asked the Rabbit one day, when they were lying side by side near the nursery fender, before Nana came to tidy the room. "Does it mean having things that buzz inside you and a stick-out handle?"
“Real isn’t how you are made,” said the Skin Horse. “It’s a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real.”
“Does it hurt?” asked the Rabbit.
“Sometimes,” said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful. “When you are Real you don’t mind being hurt.”
“Does it happen all at once, like being wound up,” he asked, “or bit by bit?”
“It doesn’t happen all at once,” said the Skin Horse. “You become. It takes a long time. That’s why it doesn’t happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.”
Beginners death is depicted as melancholic rather than tragic, it is a fact of life, the inescapable end of the journey that each and every one of us must face, soon or later. A terminal illness is never the best way to face such an end, but in Mill’s recounting the illness gives way to the joy of life and love. (vía Review of Beginners (2010) – A Movie by Mike Mills » The Web Basement - On Books, Movies, Politics, and Other Stuff)
- And the rabbit asked, “Does it hurt?”
- And the horse said, “Sometimes.”
- Does it happen all at once?
- It takes a long time. Generally, by the time you are real, most of your hair has been loved off, your eyes dropped out, and you get loose in the joints. But these things don’t matter at all because you are real.
You can’t be ugly except to people who don’t understand. Velveteen Rabbit Monologue (from From Beginners (2010))