Thursday, 21 February 2008
Rubén Darío said: 'Si la patria es pequeña, uno grande la sueña.' [If the homeland is small, one dreams it large]. But doesn't the opposite hold? Dreaming the British Empire into a small island; dreaming the dinosaur-sized carbon footprint into a tiny pad; dreaming the Republic of the Ego into a smaller and less self-regarding compass. Who would rather live in Brobdingnagia, when it's possible to dwell in Lilliput?