‘the traces of our dreams’

If we cannot see the traces of our dreams it is because we tend to look for them by day or with a lamp. At night, when we glide through black absence, their phosphorescence betrays them.

Edmond Jabès, The Book of Questions: Volume I

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  1. From one of my absolute favorite books ever. My copies of Jabes are always much-loved and a bit worn at the edges from all the re-reading. <3

    • He really is a special writer. Do you have another favorite of his? I just came across my reading notes for this and was reminded of how much I enjoyed it. I’d like to explore his work further.

      • If you don’t have Volume II of The Book of Questions, most definitely track down a copy. Both volumes will always have a special place on my shelves.



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