sábado, dezembro 02, 2006

Reflexos

Fantástica, esta observação:


'I like Weasel,' Ben said. 'I get a feeling there was a lot there once. What happened to him?'
'Oh, there's no story there,' Matt said. 'The bottle got him. It got him a little more each year and now it's got all of him. He won a Silver Star at Anzio in World War II. A cynic might believe his life would have had more meaning if he had died there.'

in "Salem's Lot", Stephen King


Às vezes nem os escritores de "acção" resistem a navegar pela prosa poética. O seguinte não tem nada a ver com a história, ou podia muito bem fazer parte de qualquer outro livro. Sei que vai agradar principalmente ao Goldmundo:

But when fall comes, kicking summer out on its treacherous ass as it always does one day sometime after the midpoint of September, it stays awhile like an old friend that you have missed. It settles in the way an old friend will settle into your favorite chair and take out his pipe and light it and then fill the afternoon with stories of places he has been and things he has done since last he saw you.
It stays on through October and, in rare years, on into November. Day after day the skies are a clear, hard blue, and the clouds that float across them, always west to east, are calm white ships with gray keels. The wind begins to blow by the day, and it is never still. It hurries you along as you walk the roads, crunching the leaves that have fallen in mad and variegated drifts. The wind makes you ache in some place that is deeper than your bones. It may be that it touches something old in the human soul, a chord of race memory that says Migrate or die - migrate or die. Even in your house, behind square walls, the wind beats against the wood and the glass and sends its fleshless pucker against the eaves and sooner or later you have to put down what you were doing and go out and see. And you can stand on your stoop or in your dooryard at midafternoon and watch the cloud shadows rush across Griffen's pasture and up Schoolyard Hill, light and dark, light and dark, like the shutters of the gods being opened and closed. You can see the goldenrod, that most tenacious and pernicious and beauteous of all New England flora, bowing away from the wind like a great and silent congregation. And if there are no cars or planes, and if no one's Uncle John is out in the wood lot west of town banging away at a quail or pheasant; if the only sound is the slow beat of your own heart, you can hear another sound, and that is the sound of life winding down to its cyclic close, waiting for the first winter snow to perform last rites.

in "Salem's Lot",Stephen King


E quanto a mim, eu tenho agora que dormir muito mais do que fazia dantes. É simples. Isso e a primeira citação. Tudo dito.

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2 Comentários:

Blogger Musgo disse...

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5/12/06 02:45  
Blogger Goldmundo disse...

Vai agradar, sim. Muito. Obrigado, gotika.

13/12/06 01:05  

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