Julio Cortazar

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JULIO CORTAZAR ~ THE FUTURE/EL FUTURO

The Future And I know full well you won’t be there. You won’t be in the street, in the hum that buzzes from the arc lamps at night, nor in the gesture of selecting from the menu, nor in the smile that lightens people packed into the subway, nor in the borrowed books, nor in the see-you-tomorrow. You won’t be in my dreams, in my words’ first destination, nor will you be in a telephone number or in the color of a pair of gloves or a blouse. I’ll...

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JULIO CORTAZAR ~ THE BRIEF LOVE/EL BREVE AMOR

THE BRIEF LOVE How smoothly and how sweetly she lifts me from the bed where I was dreaming of profound and fragrant fields, she runs her fingers over my skin and sketches me in space, suspended, until the kiss alights curved and recurrent a slow flame kindling the rhythmic dance of the bonfire weaving us together in flashes, in spirals, going and coming in a storm of smoke… (So why is what’s left of me, afterwards, just a sinking into ashes without a goodbye, with nothing more than a...

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JULIO CORTAZAR ~ ON DISTRACTION

“All profound distraction opens certain doors. You have to allow yourself to be distracted when you are unable to concentrate.” Julio Cortazar – Around the Day in Eighty WorLds

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