startling banals

10 February 2006

If I know a song of Africa...

Haunting quote by Karen Blixen (Isak Dinesen)

From OUT OF AFRICA by Isak Dinesen (1885-1962), chapter titled "Kamante and Lulu," page 83:

"If I know a song of Africa, of the giraffe and the African new moon lying on her back, of the plows in the fields and the sweaty faces of the coffee pickers, does Africa know a song of me? Will the air over the plain quiver with a color that I have had on, or the children invent a game in which my name is, or the full moon throw a shadow over the gravel of the drive that was like me, or will the eagles of the Ngong Hills look out for me?"

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2 Comments:

¿hola, cómo usted está haciendo?

No pienso que podré siempre al blog. Pienso que está debido a la carencia del tiempo. Usted puede quizá blog para mí. ¿Qué usted dice?


De todas formas, guarde el blogging y también satisfaga la subsistencia que complace en hedonismo. Adiós.
Anonymous tango, at 10.2.06  
that is a beatiful yet sad quote...I havent seen the movie as many times as you have seen but I remember the instance towards the end when she is on the top of the mountain.
Blogger santosh, at 11.2.06  

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