Today we take a punch

There are some days that the universe just hits us hard. Two GREAT (all caps) authors died today. Nicanor Parra was one of the most important poets in Spanish language, and he was 103 years old. Ursula K. Le Guin was one of the most important science fiction writers, and she was 88.

The world will be less of a fantastic place without them.

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It is good to have an end to journey towards; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.
Ursula K. Le Guin, The Left Hand of Darkness

 

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Hoy es un día azul de primavera, creo que moriré de poesía, de esa famosa joven melancólica no recuerdo ni el nombre que tenía. Solo sé que pasó por este mundo como una paloma fugitiva: la olvidé sin quererlo, lentamente, como todas las cosas de la vida.
Nicanor Parra, Es olvido

 

 

 

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