“People die all the time. Life is a lot more fragile than we think. So you should treat others in a way that leaves no regrets. Fairly, and if possible, sincerely. It’s too easy not to make the effort, then weep and wring your hands after the person dies.”
Haruki Murakami, Dance Dance Dance
Blessed are they who see beautiful things
in humble places
where other people see nothing.
Dentro de los objetos viven historias y voces que los explican.
Care Santos, Deseo de Chocolate.
(Inside objects live stories and voices that explain them. )
“I hate to hear you talk about all women as if they were fine ladies instead of rational creatures. None of us want to be in calm waters all our lives.”
Jane Austen, Persuasion
Platero es pequeño, peludo, suave; tan blando por fuera, que se diría todo de algodón, que no lleva huesos. Sólo los espejos de azabache de sus ojos son duros cual dos escarabajos de cristal negro.
Juan Ramón Jiménez
(Platero is small, soft, hairy: so soft to the touch that he might be said to be made of cotton, with no bones. Only the jet mirrors of his eyes are hard like two black crystal scarabs. )