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Friday, April 17, 2015
A Year Ago Today
We lost García Márquez a year ago. This photo, still causing me to grin back, commemorates the famous result of his run-in with that thug Vargas Llosa. But yes, among the other things Gabo taught the non-illustrious readers in my family:
"Cease, cows, life is short."
“Cease, cows, life is short.”
― One Hundred Years of Solitude