Saturday, January 29, 2011

I am that I am

This was our first,remote contact with the Plan.I could easily be somewhere else now if I hadn't been in Belbo's office that day.I could be- who knows?-selling sesame seeds in Samarkand,or editing a series if books in Braille,or heading the First Nantional Bank of Franz Josef Land
Counterfactual conditionals are always true,because the premise is false.But I was there that day,so now I am where I am.

--Umberto Eco