Monday, 27 April 2009


...the more vague and imprecise language is, the more poetic it becomes...
italian is the only language in which the word vago (vague) also means "lovely, attractive." starting out from the original meaning of "wandering", the word vago still carries an idea of movement and mutability, which in italian is associated both with uncertainty and indefiniteness and with gracefulness and pleasure.
italo calvino - exactitude from six memos for the next millenium

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