Adolfo Bioy Casares

“He believed he understood, for the first time, why people say life is a dream: if you live long enough, the events of a lifetime, like the events of a dream, cannot be communicated, simply because they are of no interest to anyone.
Human beings themselves, after death, become figures in a dream to the survivors , they fade away and are forgotten, like dreams that were once convincing, but which no one cares to hear about. There are parents who find in their children a receptive audience, with the result that in the child's credulous imagination they find a last semblance of life, which quickly dims out as if they had never existed. ...”

Adolfo Bioy Casares, Diary of the War of the Pig
tags: dreams, life
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Diary of the War of the Pig Diary of the War of the Pig by Adolfo Bioy Casares
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