Saturday, August 18, 2012

Zahir

Sailboat Zahir, LivornoThe Zahir” (El Zahir) is a short story by the Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges. The zahir is a frequent thought, an uncontrollable obsession that insinuates itself slowly in the mind until it comes to posses a person completely. (Picture taken on April 25th)

External links: The Zahir - Jorge Luis Borges (Wikipedia)
The Zahir (Borges, A Personal Anthology, p. 128)

14 comments:

Robert Geiss said...

oh to travel ...

Thank you for the very interesting link. Please have a good weekend.

Luis Gomez said...

Sweet! Have a great weekend!

James Wei said...

Your life is close to water. having wonder of water everyday is a bless.

Kate said...

This boat, the el zahir, must be the sailor's perfect passion!

Randy said...

Looks like he is in for some nice quite time.

Taken For Granted said...

Thank you for the story on the boat's name. It is a great name. Sailing is a passion, and boats demand the attention of the sailor completely. My favorite time in a sailboat is turning the engine off and filling the sails with wind. The silence is overwhelming.

Dina said...

I can see how this boat would become the owner's zahir.

Stefan Jansson said...

Maybe they were going for a round the world trip. If so I wonder where they are today.

Halcyon said...

Looks like a nice day to be on the water. A good name for a boat too!

Birdman said...

Love to read Borges.

JM said...

I also love Jorge L. Borges, but haven't read El Zahir and now I'm curious. Lovely shot.

cieldequimper said...

I'm sorry to say I haven't read Borges. But I love this boat. Just perfect.

Traveling Hawk said...

What a beautiful name for a boat!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Beautiful nautical image VP I can see how the owner would become obsessed with this beauty.