Wednesday, October 29, 2008

The Astrologer does not accompany us

Photo: Claudio Fuentes

“…He is a weather prophet. The weather will continue bad, he says. There will be more calamities, more death, more despair. Not the slightest indication of a change anywhere. The cancer of time is eating us away. Our heroes have killed themselves. The hero, then, is not Time, but Timelessness. We must get in step, a lock step, toward the prison of death. There is no escape. The weather will not change.”
Henry Miller
Tropic of Cancer

Sergio is an astrologer and friend, and this citation is an almost exact copy of what he comes and tells us every month; the last time he was exhorting the Pornos, shouting, “Flee! Don’t be immolated, this is an toilet full of shit on the verge of exploding!”

Translator’s notes
“Pornos” = The band members of Porno Para Ricardo
The excerpt from Henry Miller is taken directly from the original English text; it is not a ‘re-translation’ of the Spanish text.

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