‘There is war in Samachablo (Georgian name for the region known as South Ossetia)’ they tell me. I wave off the hint of alarm in my thoughts with ‘oh, can’t be more than some borderline skirmish…’
Political elites benefit from grand-standing, regular people just lose their limbs in the process.
It feels instinctive to say that the death of Alexander Solzhenitsyn marks an end of an era. Which era, though?
If the God doesn’t beat the Nymph, for example, that’s all fine and well. But if he does, well, we say, she “knew” what she was doing when she decided to become a Nymph and seek out a God in the first place.
At lunchtime we’d wonder through some town’s narrow cobblestones streets (cars can only park on the outside of these towns as there’s no space for them inside), towards some tavern, smelling the famous white truffles all the way in the street.
“Once you found me, what exactly where you going to do? “ I finally managed to look him in the eye, where I found nothing at all, no life, no death, nothing.
I believe that Holland failed where Spain succeeded because the former just didn’t have that cohesiveness, and that captain.
In the summer, you can even lie on the beach by the Seine. Manhattan’s shoreline is highly unattractive by comparison.
When we arrived at Medjugorje, where the virgin Mary has been appearing to 6 visionaries since 1981, we realized that the scary part was well worth it.
You’re laughing now, but you’ll be sorry later, as ashes fall from the sky, the locusts advance, and, somewhere, Christiano Ronaldo continues to grin maniacally.