Tuesday, August 29, 2006

One Sad Duck

from Instructions on How to Cry
By Julio Cortazar

...In order to cry, steer the imagination toward yourself, and if this proves impossible owing to having contracted the habit of believing in the exterior world, think of a duck covered with ants or of those gulfs in the Straits of Magellan into which no one sails ever. ...more

--Translated by Paul Blackburn

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