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
1959

2 comments:

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