Vale Maria Garcia Marquez.
One of the best.
“I grew up in a country were magic and dreams are everyday possibilities”.
The epic novels including ,’One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera’.
Is Australia also a country of magic and dreams or more of country of real estate dreams with acres of colour-bond and endless ribbons of bitumen Rosella Circuits lined with McMansions?
Maria Garcia Marquez: From ‘Love in the time of Cholera’.
“One night, Fermina is awakened by the music of a lone violin playing the same waltz over and over again. The following morning, Lorenzo Daza expresses curiosity about the violin music; he could not tell for which house it had been intended, nor what the same piece repeated symbolizes. Aunt Escolástica explains that she had seen a solo violinist standing on the opposite side of the park, and that a single piece repeated indicates severed relations. Florentino explains in that day’s letter that he had in fact been the musician, and that he had written the waltz, which he titled Crowned Goddess, for Fermina. He and Fermina arrange for him to play in other locations where she can hear him without fear of exposure. On one occasion, Florentino is arrested after he is accused of being a spy who sends messages via his serenades. He spends three nights in jail, and feels martyred because he has suffered for love.”