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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