ABOUT GUELYLAND

"One of the smallest , independent kingdoms in the ciberuniverse. Nothing fancy. Population? Just me, myself and my jaguars, my movies and my books (and, at this very moment, YOU). Hided and secret like Skull Island or Opar, the ancients in Guelyland use to read the scrools of a minor god called Voor-Hes.
Most of the treasures of Guelyland are made of paper, plastic and vinyl.Guelyland dreams with expanding in deep more then in surface. The music of Nik Kershaw has been heard here. There are apes, lots of apes in Guelyland. Woody Allen and Bob Hope visit it quite often. Here we love books (the Kingdoms Library is both celebrated and secret) Here we are atheists but very tolerant and think of god a bit too often and much. Guelyland is, the stuff my dreams are made of..."

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Tuesday, February 3, 2009

THE LAMED WUFNIKS



This is a text of the infinite argentinian writer Jorge Luis Borges(1899-1986). It gives me, somehow, hope.

"There are on earth, and always were, thirty-six righteous men whose mission is to justify the world before God. They are the Lamed Wufniks. They do not know each other and are very poor. If a man comes to the knowledge that he is a Lamed Wufnik, he immediately dies and somebody else, perhaps in another part of the world, takes his place. Lamed Wufniks are, without knowing it, the secret pillars of the universe. Were it not for them, God would annihilate the whole of mankind. Unawares, they are our saviors.
This mystical belief of the Jews can be found in the works of Max Brod. Its remote origin may be the eighteenth chapter of Genesis, where we read this verse: "And the Lord said, If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare all the place for their sakes." The Moslems have an analogous personage in the Kutb."

Jorge Luis Borges (The book of imaginary beings,Kier,1967)

2 comments:

Gigi Peligro said...

definitely I´ll have to read something from Borges... that´s interesting

Guely of Sweden said...

Buenos dias!!
Qué alegría que te haya gustado. Ese librito en especial es muy bueno. Una recopilación interesantísima de seres que no existen procedentes de las más distintas y rebuscadas épocas, lugares y culturas. Ahora hay varios libros similares pero este por ser ya cuarentón y con el lenguaje y la mentalidad borgesiana es todo un clásico de sabrosa lectura. Bon apetit!

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