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LE CHÂTEAU February 20, 2017

Posted by aldelsol in METAPHORES.
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Si vous insistez, je vous dirai qu’ils s’acheminèrent vers… Oui ; pourquoi pas ?… vers un château immense, au frontispice duquel on lisait :

” Je n’appartiens à personne et j’appartiens à tout le monde. Vous y étiez avant que d’y entrer, et vous y serez encore quand vous en sortirez. “

– Entrèrent-ils dans ce château ? – Non, car l’inscription était fausse, ou ils y étaient avant que d’y entrer. – Mais du moins ils en sortirent ? – Non, car l’inscription était fausse, ou ils y étaient encore quand ils en furent sortis. – Et que firent-ils là ? – Jacques disait ce qui était écrit là-haut ; son maître, ce qu’il voulut : et ils avaient tous deux raison. »

Diderot


THE CASTLE

If you insist, I’ll tell you they were making their way to­wards… yes, why not?… towards a huge castle over the gate of which was written this inscription:

‘I belong to no one. I belong to everyone. You were here before you arrived and you will still be here when you’ve gone.’

And did they go inside the castle?

No. Because unless what was written was wrong, they were already there before they arrived.

But at least they left?

No. Because unless what was written was wrong, they were still in­side after they’d gone.

What did they do there?

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