Italo Calvino

“Arriving at each new city, the traveler finds again a past of his that he did not know he had:  the foreignness of what you no longer are or no longer possess lies in wait for you in foreign, unpossessed places.”
– Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities

5 thoughts on “Italo Calvino

  1. Julie

    Awesome. So well said. I also get this feeling when I go back home. That land will always be the core of me, but now I do not have it. What I am has changed. I am a foreigner.

    Now I’m crying, damnit. Just kidding. I love this quote.

  2. Michelle Post author

    Hi Kurt, thanks for visiting. I thoroughly enjoyed Invisible Cities. I have If on a winter’s night a traveler on my bedside table.

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