“The image that I shall leave when I’m dead — we’ve already said that this is part of a poet’s works — and maybe the most important — I don’t know exactly what it will be, I don’t know if I’ll be viewed with indulgence, with indifference, or with hostility. Of course, that’s of little importance to me now; what does matter to me is not what I’ve written but what I am writing and what I’m going to write. And I think this is how every writer feels. Alfonso Reyes said that one published what he had written in order to avoid spending his life correcting it: one publishes a book in order to leave it behind, one publishes a book in order to forget it.”
2 thoughts on ““The image that I shall leave when I’m dead… (Borges)”
just a comment about how proud i am to have gotten rid of the FB monkey on my back….replaced wonderfully by the Brain Pickings monkey!!! God, what a rabbit hole that place can be!
Good for you for staying steadfast on the FB break. Once I broke the habit, I never really got back into it. I think I’ve been deactivated 21 months of the last 24.
I’ll click around Twitter sometimes, but for the most part, I’ve really pared my monkeys down and am enjoying being mostly unplugged!
At least with Brain Pickings and the various poetry sites, i feel a little smarter for my time investment.
So proud of you, hope your yoga studies are going well. xo
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