reserve is like a book. The book is like a reserve.
This is a metaphor.
reserve is a book. The book is a reserve.
This is an exaggeration.
What is between a metaphor and an exaggeration?
book is standing on the shelf. It is pushed in between
Somebody has chosen it. Right this one – due to some
it and begins to read. Does
not dog-ear. Does not lick the
finger. Has clean hands and makes no greasy fingerprints
fingerprints have been left because
wear white cotton gloves. Well,
even white cotton
gloves would make prints. Ultimately, if the number of
readers was big enough, the book would be worn
of the most delicate openings and page turnings, and
gentle touches will cause the total destruction (of
course, it is
important if this destruction takes place earlier or
there are people who like to match or
something. There are people who like to make notes on
are people who turn
down page corners
not to get lost in the labyrinth of the story. There are
can easily tear a page away, for various reasons, often
contradictory. There are also people who would destroy a
great passion (and they often do so), regarding it more
than plague germs, more poisonous
There are many more of them. They
are so numerous they can be hardly mentioned, unless
one is ready to devote time, or even life, to make a
So, it would be better, if nobody read the book. Or only
would make no harm to it. However it is not known what such
would consist in. But what would the book be written for if
was going to read it? Would the following comparison be
what would the forest grow for if nobody was going to walk
The forest is growing. That's all. That's enough. Can the
written about the book, or would it be an exaggeration to
And if a library would be a reserve? The reserve of books?
itself, of a certain way of life which is sliding into
one day in the future we finally learn to read the world,
need books any more? Will we need a walking stick when we
beautifully? Oh, sooner, much sooner we will be illiterate
of libraries (and of books) inconceivable edifices of
And if LIBERLAND
is a reserve? What reserve?