Lago Juma (Brazil) Ilha Rosa (map)
Friday, 30 October 2015
The queen of the jungle is undoubtedly the repetition. The eye, which at first notices and glories in every formulation of the thicket, is soon strained – and challenged too little at the same time. Because, in the primeval forest everything is constantly different: and yet, one repeatedly encounters the mighty leaf, the ant street, the mildew, the cracking nuts crashing to the ground. Today, it appears to me as if time and space would form loops here – certainly, only in fiction or in poetry is the jungle contingent.
There is nothing, by the way, which illustrates the difference between fiction and reality better than Tarzan's Liane – in a way she dangles like a slash between fantasy and reality.
First Publication: 7-12-2015