Who is he?
I have spent thirty-six years on this planet.
Thirty-six years and I had not read a single thing by Cortázar.
Now I am.
I am glad I had never heard his name in the thirty-six years before today; or, if I had heard his name in passing or in a recommendation on what to read by a friend, I am glad it didn’t register at that time.
In the previous thirty-six years.
This is what I need right now.
The more we expand in time and push against it to explore the small spaces that can be found by refusing to imbue time with a gravity that it has not earned…
It is this:
But then you find something that would have been something completely different if time had not hidden it from you.
Here is what I say:
“I won again.”
And I mean it.