Thursday, November 30, 2006

ANDABAMOS PARA ENCONTRARNOS

Bravo - I managed to avoid doing the tango last night. This is a significant achievement , my tango lesson last November was singularly emasculating. Instead I joined a few new friends in a parrilla and plenty of drinks afterwards.

At one outside cafe, I bought four handmade cards, each with a quotation by a well-known author, poet or philosopher in Spanish. Thankfully, one of my new friends is fluent in Spanish, so he has provided translations :

...Nadie pierde sino lo que no tiene y no ha tenido nunca, pero no basta ser valiente para aprender el arte del olvido...
(No man loses except that which he doesn´t have an has never had, but being brave is not enough to learn the art of forgetting.)
JORGE LUIS BORGES

No ha de ser el miedo a la locura lo que nos obligue a bajar la bndera de la imaginacion.
(It mustn´t be the fear of insanity which obliges us to lower the banner of the imagination.)
ANDRE BRÉTON

Hay hombres que luchan un año y son buenos , hay otros que luchan dos años y son mejores , hay quienes luchan mucho tiempo y son muy buenos, pero están los que luchn toda la vida , esos son los imprescindibles.
(There are men who fight for on year and they are good ; there are others who fight two years and they are better ; there are those who fight for a long time and they are great but those who fight their whole life - those are the indispensable ones.)
BERTOLD BRECHT

Andábamos sin buscarnos, pero sabiendo que andabamos para encontrarnos.
(We wander without searching, but knowing that we wander to discover ourselves.)
JULIO CORTÁZAR


JULIO CORTÁZAR

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