writings and beauty
Thursday, March 17, 2011
"It's strange to realize you have sustained yourself on the memory of a person that has become untrue" - H.T. Haman from "Anthropology of an American Girl"
"What is the digital equivalent of lovely, he wondered. What are the
digits that encode beauty, the number-fingers that enclose, transform,
transmit, decode, and somehow, in the process, fail to trap or choke
the soul of it. Not because the technology but in spite of it, that
ghost, that treasure, passes undiminished through the new machines."
He had been speaking of the beauty if his wife's voice on the phone.
-Salman Rushdie, From "Fury".
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