The palimpsest of the human brain

Lecturas que enaltecen el alma:

What else than a natural and mighty palimpsest is the human brain? Such a palimpsest is my brain; such a palimpsest, oh reader! is yours. Everlasting layers of ideas, images, feelings, have fallen upon your brain softly as light. Each succession has seemed to bury all that went before. And yet, in reality, not one has been extinguished. [...]

Thomas De Quincey. “The palimpsest of the human brain.Suspiria de Profundis. 1845. Quotidiana.

Teo Ruiz · 16 November 2010
comments powered by Disqus