Tuesday, January 13, 2009

The next Italo Calvino*?

After being told that his mommy misses him and stating that he misses her too, my son asked, "What if Mommy were split in two and the two parts went away from each other...do you think she would miss herself?"

*Calvino has a novella called The Cloven Viscount about a man who is split in two by a cannonball during a battle and each half returns home, each half trying to live according to its nature. The English edition I have of it has it paired with The Nonexistent Knight, which is also a fun story.

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