Wednesday, May 26, 2004

The Past

The past is inaccurate. Whoever lives long enough knows how much what he has seen with his own eyes becomes overgrown with rumor, legend, a magnifying or belittling hearsay. “It was not like that at all!”--he would like to exclaim, but will not, for they would have seen only his moving lips without hearing his voice.

Czeslaw Milosz