Sunday, June 28, 2009

My voice – tomorrow

I have read the prophets, poets and philosophers. Not in search of wisdom. In search of life. My voice. Style and life are the two inseparable sides of the same currency. A style cannot be copied for the simple reason that a life cannot be copied. No matter how impressed I am, for example, with Ecce Homo and the Tractatus, these are not my voices, not my books. A style is one’s perspective on the world. Style, therefore, depends on the contingencies of one’s life. However, reading is part of the art of living. Without reading voraciously – a funny coincidence: Voragen, my surname, means ‘to eat a lot’ – one’s own voice cannot be developed. My voice – tomorrow.

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