Saturday, June 16, 2007

A Prayer for the Unwritten

I propose a moment of silence, not only for stories unread, but for stories untold. Was it not Cioran who said a book should both cure old wounds and inflict new ones? Thus, an unread book is what? A festering sore? A cancer? What then, I ask, is an unwritten book? I believe a silent prayer is called for.

--Peter Orner, The Second Coming of Mavala Shikongo,p. 155

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