Wednesday, June 27, 2007

The Tin Drum

Today I know that everything watches, that nothing goes unseen, and that even wallpaper has a better memory than ours. It isn't God in His Heaven that sees all. A kitchen chair, a coat-hanger, a half-filled ash tray, or the wooden replica of a woman named Niobe, can perfectly well serve as an unforgetting witness to every one of our acts.

The Tin Drum, Gunter Grass


MDD said...

Shook the man's hand yesterday, in addition to telling him a fib. Good story for those of you who know me. Also came away with as close to a holy relic as I'm going to ever own.

Pops said...

What was the relic?
Fascinating man, Grass