And then, all the grand designs, and all the grand plans will be finally exposed and revealed for what they are

Actions create consequences which produce new worlds, and they’re all different. Where the bodies are buried in the desert, that is a certain world. Where the bodies are simply left to be found, that is another. And all these worlds, heretofore unknown to us, they must have always been there, must they not?

I would urge you to see the truth of the situation you’re in, Counselor. That is my advice. It is not for me to tell you what you should have done or not done. The world in which you seek to undo the mistakes you made is different from the world where the mistakes were made. You are now at the crossing. And you want to choose, but there is no choosing there. There’s only accepting. The choosing was done a long time ago.

I don’t mean to offend you, but reflective men often find themselves at a place removed from the realities of life. In any case, we should all prepare a place where we can accommodate all the tragedies that sooner or later will come to our lives. But this is an economy few people care to practice. Do you know the words of Machado?

“…caminante, no hay camino, se hace camino al andar.” Lovely poet. Machado was a schoolteacher and he married a young, beautiful girl. And he loved her very much. And she died. And then he became a great poet.

Machado would have traded every word, every poem, every verse he ever wrote for one more hour with his beloved. And that is because when it comes to grief, the normal rules of exchange do not apply, because grief transcends value. A man would give entire nations to lift grief off his heart, and yet, you cannot buy anything with grief. Because grief is worthless.

You continue to deny the reality of the world you’re in. You are at the crossroad of understanding that life is not going to take you back. You are the world you have created, and when you cease to exist, this world you have created will also cease to exist. But for those with the understanding that they’re living the last days of the world, death acquires a different meaning. The extinction of all reality is a concept no resignation can encompass. 

And then, all the grand designs, and all the grand plans will be finally exposed and revealed for what they are.


Υ.Γ. Ο διάλογος-μονόλογος του Jefe στο "The Counselor" του Cormac McCarthy. Ριγώ στο "ο κόσμος στον οποίον προσπαθείς να διορθώσεις τα λάθη που έκανες είναι διαφορετικός από εκείνον που έγιναν".

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