Tag Archives: Jorge Luis Borges

Engleza de joi/ Fluster

Fluster = to make somebody nervous and/or confused; to make hot and rosy, as with drinking.

“There is no whole self. It suffices to walk any distance along the inexo­rable rigidity that the mirrors of the past open to us in order to feel like out­siders, naively flustered by our own bygone days.”
Jorge Luis Borges

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Art by Magdalena Korzeniewska.

Engleza de joi/ Sweep

Sweep = to clean especially a floor by using a brush to collect the dirt into one place from which it can be removed.

Sweep along = to make somebody very interested or involved in something, especially in a way that makes them forget everything else.

“Time is the substance I am made of. Time is a river which sweeps me along, but I am the river; it is a tiger which destroys me, but I am the tiger; it is a fire which consumes me, but I am the fire.”
Jorge Luis Borges

 

Art – Henri Julien Rousseau‘s tiger.

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