Self #396

“old photographs are very deceiving, they give us the illusion that we are alive in them, and it’s not true, the person we are looking at no longer exists, and if that person could see us, he or she would not recognise him — or herself in us, ‘Who’s that looking at me so sadly,’ he or she would say.”

José Saramago

En Español

“Las viejas fotografías son muy engañosas, nos dan la ilusión de que estamos vivos en ellas, y no es cierto, la persona que estamos mirando ya no existe, y si esa persona pudiera vernos, él o ella no lo reconocería – – o ella misma en nosotros, ‘¿Quién es ese que me mira tan tristemente,’ él o ella diría. “

José Saramago

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