“The Disappointment” / Memorable Fancies #2140

[“…the disappointing character of the real…” – Clément Rosset]

Look, father said, that’s a balloon! I looked, but so what? Look, mother said, that’s an airplane. It’s taking off! I looked. Can’t we have something else, I asked when I learned to speak, besides the real? Mother and father seemed to be worried by that question, but passed it off as the confusion of youth.

But others have not been so … dismissive.

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