Buscar este blog

miércoles, 22 de julio de 2009

What if

En los cómics los 'what if...' son un clásico. ¿Qué hubiera pasado si ...?
Las novelas históricas también viven de este tipo de especulaciones e incluso muchos libros de historia caen en estas distracciones ociosas.
Terrible : pero al fin y al cabo es verano ¿no? ;)

What if dedicado al aniversario:

I was standing on a plateau perhaps a hundred feet across. It had once been smooth- too smoot to be natural - but falling meteors had pitted and scored its surface through immeasurable aeons.It had been levelled to support a glittering roughly pyramidal structure, twice high as a man, that was set in the rock like a gigantic many-faceted jewel.
Probably no emotion at all filled my mind in those first few seconds.Then I felt a great lifting of my heart, and a strange inexpressible joy . For I loved the Moon, and now I knew that the creeping moss of Aristarchus and Eratosthenes was not the only life she had brought forth in her youth.The old , discredited dream of the first explorers was true. there had, after all, been lunar civilisation - and I was the first to find it. That I had come perhaps a hundred millions years too late did not distress me; it was enough to have come at all.[...]

Arthur Clarke The Sentinel 1948

No hay comentarios: