Sunday Morning

Those two or three seconds of silence! Two or three seconds when nothing happened, a moment of suspension. The beauty of that silence! That lull. That pause, when nothing happened. Absolutely nothing. “Zurückbleiben” emanating from a different throat at every station, here a woman’s, there a man’s, with slight variations in stress, sometimes placed on zurück, sometimes on bleiben: the word was magical, narcotic. After Zurückbleiben everything came to a halt, stopped short, the history of the world paused momentarily.

~ Adam Zagajewski, Slight Exaggeration: An Essay

Source: Your Eyes Blaze Out


  1. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Wow … there are no words to describe this! Amazing .. wondrous!!

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  2. Sehr richtig !

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  3. ahhhhh

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  4. I’m willing to stay there awhile…….

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  5. Floating…in two seconds of silence. World in slow motion.

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  6. Powerful.

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