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Le Guin


If you see a whole thing – it seems that it’s always beautiful. Planets, lives… But up close a world’s all dirt and rocks. And day to day, life’s a hard job, you get tired, you lose the pattern.

もし全体を見るなら – それはきっといつも美しいことでしょう。植物が生い茂り命がある。でも、間近で見れば世界はどれも泥と岩。そして日常といえば、生活はひどく忙しく、疲れ、いつも通りになれない。

– Ursula K. Le Guin

Honestly saying, I don’t know the context of these words. I read few her novels in Japanese translation and found the quote on a web site. It sounds a bit pessimistic but probably she wouldn’t mention our aigre lives because we always know that’s why the world is beautiful.



4 thoughts on “Le Guin”

  1. 私も邦訳しか読んでいませんが「所有せざる人々(The Dispossessed)」の一節だと思います。

    1. なるほど所有せざる人々ですね。随分昔に読んだような気がするのに覚えていません。読み直すチャンスですね。ありがとうございます。

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