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“Love is an attempt to penetrate another being, but it can only be realized if the surrender is mutual. It is always difficult to give oneself up; few persons anywhere ever succed in doing so, and even fewer transcend the possessive stage to know love for what it actually is: a perpetual discovery, an immersion in the waters of reality, and an unending re-creation.” – Octavio Paz, The Labyrinth of Solitude… 10 palabras más

A Garden Is Not a Place

“A garden is not a place: it is a passage, a passion.

We don’t know where we’re going;

to pass through is enough;

to pass through is to remain.” ~ Octavio Paz… 28 palabras más


“Wind, Water, Stone”

As the lights are going out in parts of Los Angeles because of high winds, I am reminded of a poem by the Mexican Nobel-prize-winning poet Octavio Paz (1914-1998) entitled “Wind, Water, Stone.” 114 palabras más


Magical Realism

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Magic Realism is fiction written
primarily by Latin Americans. Elements of fantasy are inserted into an
otherwise realistic presentation. The elements of fantasy are portrayed as part…
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Mexican poet Octavio Paz was born this day in 1914 . A major figure in modern world literature Paz was surreal in  his approach to writing. 105 palabras más


A Sleepless Night

Are you having another sleepless night? You do not know what to do in your sleepless night? No need to worry, you are not alone. Franz Kafka embraced a sleepless night (in his case: sleepless nights) as an opportunity to explore the strange twilight realms between dreaming and waking, confided in his diary that if he could not “pursue stories through the nights, they break away and disappear.” As confessed by Brian Aldiss: “A sleepless night is not always a bad thing.” Aldiss seeks to find the silver lining of a condition that, in chronic form, can suck the lifeblood from us. 884 palabras más

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