Wednesday, February 3, 2010

The truth about Pisa

In Seven Gothic Tales, Karen Blixen takes a shot at the human predicament and the truth about Pisa, and both the story and the statement may in its own strange way illuminate tours and detours in and around Tuscany:

“truth, like time, is an idea arising from, and dependent upon, human intercourse…The truth about this road is that it leads to Pisa, and the truth about Pisa can be found within books written and read by human beings…What is the truth about a man on a desert island? And I, I am like a man on a desert island.”

Karen Blixen: “The Roads Round Pisa”

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