Thursday, December 10, 2009

"These half and quarter truths were the best words he had ever spoken"



"These half and quarter truths were the best words he had ever spoken" - The Use of Poetry by Ian McEwan

11 comments:

Tash said...

Always have room for love to become stronger! Great find.

RE legos in the US -- they are soooo popular (after all it is a consumer item, we even have Legoland in California with amazing lego cities) - when I was a kid in Yugoslavia, I had only red and white basics and loved them. Now I have a collection of airplanes & spaceships & basic blocks that my son used to play with. But the best part was still when he built from his imagination - restaurants and wild vehicles... He hasn't played with them for about 4 years now (just turned 15) but I'm saving them for the grandkids. Thanks for bringing up good memories. Tash

AB said...

How fitting that the letters are getting worn away,

Martina said...

This is part of some poems engraved in railway tracks at the ironworks.

Tash, ;-), I had the basics, too, some more colours I recall. I built everything with the blocks, cars, trees, houses ... didn't need to have some round shaped thing to make a tyre, ;-).

ER said...

I love coming across things like this. The wee moments of whimsy that lift our spirit for the rest of the day. Fabulous image.

Serge Cornillet said...

This picture have a good message, love is stronger,
Great

kobico said...

L'amour est plus fort ... que quoi? I wonder.

kobico said...

"How fitting that the letters are getting worn away"
Haha, not a big believer in love?

AB said...

kobico: L'amour est plus fort ... que quoi? I wonder.

Stronger, or more durable, that the ephemeral inscription. Which might answer your other question.

Martina said...

kobico, AB:

"La tendresse est plus forte que la dureté, l'eau plus forte que le rocher, l'amour est plus fort que la violence."

That's from Hermann Hesse, I don't now what exactly the source is. It is a very popular German wedding motto.

I find it much too kitschy and so tried do take a photo of only some of the words and perhaps give them room for interpretation.

ana barata said...

Toujours!
I love this one!

Walter Neiger said...

great find and great and strong words!

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