Watching from a Distance : A Stroll Through Time and Place Paperback / softback
Travelling across time and through different countries, Abe was always watching people going about their daily business.
For him, the crowd is composed of individuals trying their best to deal with their situations.
When a tornado sweeps across a country, it leaves heroes and idealists alone, like Genghis Khan without his warriors or Don Quixote de la Mancha without his loyal Sancho Panza.
People look, when calm is restored, to see what remains and start worrying about their personal problems all over again.
They feel trapped in a hall of mirrors, which reflect and distort their forms.
Some see themselves with a long body and very short legs.
They look afraid that their legs will take them to destinations they cannot cope with.
Others still see a huge deformed head and appear to be drowning in all the questions oozing out of it.
There is always a new image and their original forms become unrecognizable.
Outside the hall of mirrors, they start to sort out their problems.
For some there are health problems, for others identity dilemmas, family concerns or loneliness. And life goes on...
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 135 pages
- Publisher: Saqi Books
- Publication Date: 01/08/2000
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780863563577