22 marzo, 2006

Ser objeto de dos juicios precipitados (aunque sin mala intención,presupongo) emitidos por extraños relacionados con mis colegas canguriles me ha traído la cabeza uno de mis inicios de novelas favoritos, el de "El Gran Gatsby" de Francis Scott Firzgerald, que reproduzco sin rencor (y en inglés por tener sólo a mano la versión original).

"In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I´ve been turning over in my mind ever since. "Whenever you feel like criticizing anyone" he told me "just remember that all this people in this world haven´t had the advantages that you´ve had". He didn´t say anymore but we´ve always been unusually communicative in a reserved way and I understood that he meant a great deal more than that. In consequence I´m inclined to reserve all judgements, an habit that has opened up many curious natures to me and also made me the victim of not a few veteran bores"