“He allowed himself to be swayed by his conviction that human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth to them, but that life obliges them over and over again to give birth to themselves.”
— Gabriel García Márquez, Love in the Time of Cholera (via fuckyeahexistentialism
Been thinking about this idea.
Particularly with regard to names. Are there any cultures where renaming one’s self (first name) is more (than where I am in USA) acceptable or even encouraged over the strange course of a life?
Also, despite trying a few times I haven’t managed to read that book all the way through. Maybe soon it will be right.
“Stars, hide your fires; Let not light see my black and deep desires.”