Squib #1 Passage from Milan Kundera’s L’Immortalité
“Path: a band of dirt on which we walk. The road is distinguished from the path not only because we travel along it by car, but because it is a simple line linking one point to another. The road does not of itself have any meaning, only that of the two points it connects. The path is an homage to space. Each section of a path is of itself endowed with a meaning and invites us to pause. The road is the triumphant devalorization of space, which nowadays is no longer anything other than a hindrance to the movements of man, a loss of time.”
Walking along a path, we inhabit the world. Driving down a road, we deny it.
Prithee, my philosophickal chum, thinketh and discourseth . . . unless, of course, you’re already busy with empire building and religious sectarianism. In which case, may Wayne Rooney squib you from here to kingdom come.
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