Μήνας: Ιανουαρίου 2014

Young (From «The doll and the horse»)

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She knew that the students’ supposed impatience to leave class was but a very superficial description of their temperament. Sometimes they were not at all impatient to leave. This was not only because they might not have any interesting place to go to, not even a convenient home out there. It was much more than that: youth has not the same sense of time as adults. Young, with those boundless, everlasting, extremely dangerous moments of theirs – the riding of motors, the consuming of drugs, the hard fighting – are entrapped in a special form of eternity. Young are immortal. Therefore, though sometimes clock minutes are everything to them, some others mean nothing. 

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Gods… (From «The doll and the horse»)

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The red woman couldn’t make out wether humans experienced Gods by apocalypse – because that was what they often said – or they discovered them or even just invented them. According to humans, Gods created everything – not only every doll and horse but everything with no exception – and could do everything, therefore people adored them, first on slopes and in the forests, afterwards  with primitive structures or sculptures aimed at gathering people around and finally in impressive constructions called temples. Some people believed in many gods (and goddesses), while others only in a few or just one. Concerning this, what was kind of amusing to the red woman was a special belief found in many god systems about a Trinity or a Troika, meaning three different aspects of the same God or alternatively three Gods complementary to each other.

  “Maybe they know better”, thought the woman, to whom all those seemed hopeful enough. “Maybe they will eventually manage to cope with all this mess. Besides, what do I really know about these creatures, Gods?”

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