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Stevie Wonder – Spain – Live, London 2008 – YouTube

10 of the best words in the world (that don’t translate into English) | World news | The Guardian

An outdoor cafe in Mahón, Menorca – a perfect place for sobremesa. Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo

 

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Vitro Nasu » Blog Archive » Immersive Exhibit “Arcades” Brings Walter Benjamin Back to Life -2017

 

 

 

On Truth
Nothing is poorer than a truth expressed as it was thought. Committed to writing in such cases, it is not even a bad photograph. Truth wants to be startled abruptly, at one stroke, from her self-immersion, whether by uproar, music or cries for help. – Walter Benjamin

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Kim Kashkashian / Robert Levin – Asturiana

Miguel Zenon “Tiemblas” (Tite Curet) en Jimmy Glass

from Memory of Fire by Eduardo Galeano

1533 — Atahualpa, 13th & last emperor of the Inca empire in present-day Peru, is put to death by Spanish conquistador Pizarro.

For a long time Alvarado contemplated his beaten enemy, his body slashed open, the quetzal feathers sprouting from his arms & legs, the wings broken, the triple crown of pearls, diamonds & emeralds…
The children seated in a circle around the poet will ask: “& all this you saw? You heard?”

“Yes.”

“You were here?” the children will ask.

“No. None of our people who were here survived.”

The poet will point to the moving clouds & the sway of the treetops.

“See the lances?” he will ask. “See the horses’ hooves? The rain of arrows? The smoke? Listen,” he will say, & put his ear against the ground, filled with explosions.

& he will teach them to smell history in the wind, to touch it in stones polished by the river, & to recognize its taste by chewing certain herbs, without hurry, as one chews on sadness.

– Eduardo Galeano, Memory of Fire

Thank you to Sam Hamill