Monday, April 28, 2008

fast forward panorama

Goenawan Mohamad writes in ‘God and Other Unfinished Things’ about the Copernican revolution:

The more man comprehends the size of the

universe, the more apparent is the planet’s

solitude. The starker is man’s isolation. This

planet is but a fleeting dot. And yet, in those

moments of neglect, loss and absence are hardly


Life is so close to the skin and absence so

grand. I remember a line in Sitor Situmorang’s

‘Cathedral des Chartres’: “Life and doom

become one."

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