mercoledì 5 maggio 2010

The Trial

"The man growing childish in old age, he begs the very fleas to persuade
the guard to change his mind and allow him to enter. His sight has
dimmed, but in the darkness he perceives a radiance streaming
immortally from the door of the law. And now, before he dies, all he's
experienced condenses into one question, a question ...he's never asked.
He beckons to the guard. Says the guard, "You are insatiable! What is
it now?" Says the man, "Every man strives to attain the law. How is it
then that in all these years, no one else has ever come here, seeking
admittance?" His hearing has failed, so the guard yells into his ear,
"No one else but you could ever have obtained admittance! No one else
could enter this door! This door was intended only for you!"