niedziela, 20 października 2013

"Letters to Milena" (a few quotes)

“Sometimes I have the feeling that we're in one room with two opposite doors and each of us holds the  handle of one door, one of us flicks an eyelash and the other is already behind his door, and now the first one has but to utter a word ad immediately the second one has closed his door behind him and can no longer be seen. He's sure to open the door again for it's a room which perhaps one cannot leave. If only the first one were not precisely like the second, if he were calm, if he would only pretend not to look at the other, if he slowly set the room in order as though it were a room like any other; but instead he does exactly the same as the other at his door, sometimes even both are behind the doors and the the beautiful room is empty.”

“I have spent all my life resisting the desire to end it.” 

“German is my mother tongue and as such more natural to me, but I consider Czech much more affectionate, which is why your letter removes several uncertainties; I see you more clearly, the movements of your body, your hands, so quick, so resolute, it’s almost like a meeting.”

 “I miss you deeply, unfathomably, senselessly, terribly.”

 “I am constantly trying to communicate something incommunicable, to explain something inexplicable, to tell about something I only feel in my bones and which can only be experienced in those bones. Basically it is nothing other than this fear we have so often talked about, but fear spread to everything, fear of the greatest as of the smallest, fear, paralyzing fear of pronouncing a word, although this fear may not only be fear but also a longing for something greater than all that is fearful.”

“Written kisses don't reach their destination, rather they are drunk on the way by the ghosts.”
Franz Kafka, Letters to Milena  

2 komentarze:

  1. Jest i Milena :)
    Ten fragment o drzwiach mnie też utkwił pamięci.
    Czytam z ołówkiem w ręku i też zamierzam wynotować kilka fragmentów.