Saturday, April 4, 2009

The World Is On Fire

"... Let's take decay. Now what is decay? It's fire. It burns up wood and other things. You never thought of that? Of course not. This sidewalk here and this feed store, the trees down the street there - they're all on fire. They' re burning up. Decay you see is always going on. It don't stop. Water and paint can't stop it. If a thing is iron, then what? It rusts, you see. That's fire too. The world is on fire..."

Extract taken from the book "Winesburg, Ohio" (1919), by Sherwood Anderson.

1 comment:

  1. unfortunately i couldn`t listen to the song....
    "el che" monk