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In the spirit of this week’s emergent theme—and it did just that,  emerge, almost spontaneously—we thought that an appropriate quotation might be about solitude and its bearing on writing and parchments and such, the word already introduced  on Wednesday, serendipitously echoed by our reviewer of short fiction Friday and, therefore, why not again today. Herewith, therefore:

It was foreseen that the city of mirrors (or mirages) would be wiped out by the wind and exiled from the memory of men at the precise moment when Aureliano Babilonia would finish deciphering the parchments, and that everything written on them was unrepeatable since time immemorial and forevermore, because races condemned to one hundred years of solitude did not have a second opportunity on earth.
         Gabriel García Márquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude

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