August 12, 2012

The crocodiles

The crocodiles, in their stillness, horrify him. “What are they waiting for, or what have they given up waiting for? In what time are they immersed? … The thought of a time outside our existence is intolerable.” -- Gore Vidal quotes Italo Calvino's Palomar, New York Review of Books, 1985. (Crocodile image from Werner Herzog's Cave of Forgotten Dreams, 2010).