Saturday, March 15, 2008

The Garden of Forking Paths

. . . Then I reflected that all things happen to oneself, and happen precisely, precisely now. Century follows century, yet events occur only in the present; countless men in the air, on the land and sea, yet everything that truly happens, happens to me. . . .

-Dr. Yu Tsun, reflecting on his imminent arrest and execution for spying for Germany during World War II in Jorge Luis Borges' "The Garden of Forking Paths" (1941).

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