Friday, March 7, 2014
from Darkness Moves by Henri Michaux
Doors open and shut under water.
You have to know how to hear them. Then you can learn your future, your near future: today's. Some clairvoyants are remarkably gifted at doing this; you meet them at the seaside, hoping for customers.
No matter how many errands you're going to run that day, they can hear in advance all the doors you'll go through, opening and shutting, and they see the people you'll meet on both sides of the doors and what they're going to say and decide.
It's stupefying, really.
Until nightfall, you think you're living through a day you've already lived.
From Darkness Moves by Henri Michaux, translated by David Ball, published by UCP, page 122