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a great cold [mix]

Posted by Chris on January 22, 2011 at 5:34 pm  

one for january. creaking chairs. the tracklist looks like a liturgy…

“one can recognise a great cold, she explains to me, by the bright shining mist that hangs in the air. when a person walks, a corridor forms in this mist. the corridor has the shape of that person’s silhouette. the person passes but the corridor remains, immobile in the mist… here is a wide, low corridor with a distinct, resolute line – the sign that claudia matveyevna, the school principal, has already gone.

if in the morning there are no corridors that correspond to the stature of students from the elementary school, it means that the cold is so great that classes have been cancelled and the children are staying home.

sometimes one sees a corridor that is very crooked and then abruptly stops. it means – tanya lowers her voice – that some drunk was walking, tripped, and fell. in a great cold, drunks frequently freeze to death. then such a corridor looks like a dead end street.”

from ryszard kapuściński – imperium

whirringcat – a great cold [mix]

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  • Comment by schuyler on February 25, 2011 at 11:59 pm

Amazing to hear that reading from Of Walking in Ice. I’ve referred to that passage so many times in my own writing. Uncanny to hear it spoken aloud. Did you record that yourself?

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