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anke veld 13

As if to make her point in one flash moment Anke unfolded her own image seven times within the dome before me, thereby demonstrating that all of time is just an illusion and that reality, if needs be, can be constructed even by hammer and lever, by fysically pounding one’s own will into the fabric of appearances that we perceive…this ability to construct the reality that we live, however, came with a price tag and that was what, within that very moment, made me feel gloriously sad and insolably happy…next i heard myself reciting these all too familiar verses:

Time present and time past
Are both perhaps present in time future,
And time future contained in time past.
If all time is eternally present
All time is unredeemable.
What might have been is an abstraction
Remaining a perpetual possibility
Only in a world of speculation.
What might have been and what has been
Point to one end, which is always present.
Footfalls echo in the memory
Down the passage which we did not take
Towards the door we never opened
Into the rose-garden. My words echo
Thus, in your mind.
                       But to what purpose
Disturbing the dust on a bowl of rose-leaves
I do not know.

‘ANNA’ is the first episode of the English Comic Book version of Anke Veld the internet-novel otherwise written in Dutch

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