Thursday, June 29, 2006


"This conciusness of being separate is a constant feature of our spiritual history.Separation is sometimes experienced as a wound that marks an internal division,an anguished awareness that invites self examination;at other times it appears as a challenge,a spur that incites us to action,to go forth and encounter,others ans the outside world.It is true tthat the feeling of separation is universal and not pecualiar to Spanish Americans.It is born at the very moment of our birth:as we are wrenched from the Whole we fall into an alien land.This experience becomes a wound that never heals.It the unfathomable depth of every man;all our ventures and exploits,all our acts and dreams,are bridges designed to overcome the separationh and reunite us with the world andu our fellows beings.Each man`s life and the collective history of mankind can thus be seen as attempts to recontruct the original situation.An unfinished and endless cure for our divided condition.But is not my intention to provide yet another description de this feeling.I am simply stressing the fact that for us this existential condition expresses itself in historical terms.In thus becomes an awareness of our history.How and when does this feeling appear and how is it transformed into conciousness?The reply to this duble edged question can be given in the form of a theory or a personal testimony.I preffer the later:There are many theories and none is interely convincing."

From Octavio Paz Nobel,mexican writer, Lecture receiving his Nobel Prize in December 1990

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