Sunday, 14 June 2015

Che: Feliz Cumpleaños

I saw his teeth and the playful grin with which he foretold history, I felt his handshake and, like a distant murmur, his conventional goodbye. The night, which folded away as his words touched it, closed in around me again, envelopeing me within it. Despite what he said, I now knew... I knew that when the great guiding spirit cleaves humanity into two antagonistic halves, I will be with the people.*


* An afterthought from CG's Motorcycle Diaries, late 1952.

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