Xu Yueqing

In der Mitte des Lebens

Verliert sich die Neigung zur Faulheit

An der Zither.*

Being in the midst of ones life,

the inclination towards doing nothing

gets lost

at the lute.

This sounds funny because something that tends towards nothingness gets lost at something that does not implicate by itsself something, but only when it is played. So something nothing achieves more nothingness by something that does not exist properly. This is something.

Zitiert nach Tanizaki Jun’ ichiro: Über die Faulheit. In: Merve (Hrsg.): Hannes Böhringer zum sechzigsten Geburtstag. Berlin: Merve, 2008.

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