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We see much less than we imagine, and imagine much more than we see

By Paul Broks   September 2003

After the swim, I settle to read. It’s a Ray Bradbury story. A man shows up at an old saloon in the wilds of Idaho, has a few beers with a hunter, and enters into cryptic conversation. He’s a time traveller in search of Ernest Hemingway. When he finds the great man he will offer him an apposite death and a resting place in the snows of Kilimanjaro, beside the frozen carcass of a leopard-better than his true fate. Let him die in the plane crash that almost took his life seven years earlier, rather than sink in a swamp…

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