jueves, 28 de junio de 2012

Retroprospective self-making

As described in Jeanette Winterson's Gut Symmetries:

"I can't go back into the past and change it, but I have noticed that the future changes the past. What I call the past is my memory of it and my memory is conditioned by who I am now. Who I will be. The only way for me to handle what is happening is to move myself forward into someone who has handled it. As yet that person does not exist. She has not those resources. I will have to make her as Jewish legend tells how God made the first man: by moulding a piece of dirt and breathing life into it. The dirt I have in plenty. The life I will have to draw out of lungs unused to deep breathing". (45)

I am sending this post to my thematic blog on Retrospection. Perhaps I should rename it Retroprospection.

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