Gabriel Josipovici, The Inventory

May 11, 2012 § Leave a comment

“I used to come here after school, you cant understand the feeling of peace, of calm, to be here, with them, with Oscar in this room, the fire cracking and no-one saying anything or expecting you to say anything sometimes I would look up into that mirror, there, over the fireplace, that round convex mirror, and see us all reflected in it, smaller and slightly distorted, Oscar there on the carpet and the two of them on either side of the fire, and me here on the green sofa with the broken arm, and when I looked up it seemed to me it’s silly but it really seemed to me that time had just stopped or been abolished or slipped round the walls of the house, and this was paradise, some sort of paradise, just the three of us and Oscar and the silence except for the fire and Oscar’s snores and -”

                      Gabriel Josipovici, The Inventory (1968)

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