Thursday, 2 February 2017

Quotes 2017 #33

"Mardohai Simhon claimed the silk scarf he wore around his neck was a mirror.
      'Look,' he said, 'my head is separated from my body by a scarf. Who dares give me the lie if I say I walk with a knotted mirror under my chin? The scarf reflects a face, and you think it is of flesh. Night is the mirror. Day the scarf. Moon and Sun reflected features. But my true face, brothers, where did I lose it?'
      At his death, a large scar was discovered on his neck."

Edmond Jabes, The Book of Yukel.