Empty Days

Thursday, May 19, 2005



Or how about these quips by Rozanov (my awkward translation):
Russian life is dirty and weak, but it's still lovable somehow.
And it's this latter quality that one is afraid to lose, even though the rest deserves to be "flushed down". One is afraid to lose this uniqueness and the one quality that will never occur again.

Something good and better will occur again perhaps, but not this. And I want "this"...

(at the Volkovo cemetery)

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"Modernity" badly bothers only those who are of no consequence. Which is why all complaints against modernity are of no consequence.
"Of no consequence" in russian is actually "empty" - but in english the double-meaning would not carry - existentially speaking :-/





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