Monday, July 15, 2013


    The history of the world, as it is written and handed down by word of mouth, often fails us completely; but man’s intuitive capacity, though it often misleads, does lead, does not ever abandon one.  And so, for instance, the tradition of the seven wonders of the world has always associated with it the rumor that there was another, an eighth wonder of the world, and concerning the eighth wonder there were various, perhaps contradictory, statements made, the vagueness of which was explained by the obscurity of ancient times.

Franz Kafka:  Second Notebook, The Blue Octavo Notebooks, Cambridge, Exact Change, 1990.

Visuals:  Richard Long, Saharaline (top), Dusty Boots In The Sahara (bottom), 1988.

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