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We are animals, we are made of flesh and blood, we have need of the body in order to gain a sense of the soul. Of each lost love, it is the body that we mourn and, could we but keep it, even lifeless, even mute, but intact, we would make do with that. For bodies we are ready to build pyramids, and even after a hundred years a man is not dead until his body has been found.
Diego Marani, New Finnish Grammar


Memory overlays itself like lava, causing recollections to be preserved, it is true, but also stealing them from us forever.
Diego Marani, New Finnish Grammar