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You cross archipelagos, tundras, mountain ranges.

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Cidades invisiveis italo calvino would do as well never moving from here. That is to say, between the two of them it did not matter whether questions and solutions were uttered aloud or whether each of the two went on pondering in silence.

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In fact, they were silent, their eyes half-closed, reclining on cushions, swaying in hammocks, smoking long amber pipes. Marco Polo imagined answering or Kubiai Khan imagined his answer that the more one was lost in unfamiliar quarters of distant cities, the more one understood the other cities he had crossed to arrive there; and he retraced the stages of his journeys, and he came to know the port from which he had set sail, and the cidades invisiveis italo calvino places of his youth, and the cidades invisiveis italo calvino of home, and a little, square of Venice where he gambolled as a child.

Arriving at each new city, the traveller finds again a past of his that he did not know he had: The traveller recognizes the little that is his, discovering the much he has not had and will never have.

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The fact remains that it has no walls, no ceilings, no floors: It a lo Ca lv ino Their invasion may have been built by favour of the nymphs, offended at the misuse cidades invisiveis italo calvino the waters. Maybe we can only continue our chosen destinies and everything else is a dream. It is only invisible cities we can construct.

And we can reflect on them only through imagination, and fiction. He knew his cities were real. It took many years for the Great Khan to realize that Marco Polo wasn't describing cities so much as the human mind and cidades invisiveis italo calvino.

He realized that every city, whether imagined by Marco Polo or constructed by planned blueprints or grown from slow cidades invisiveis italo calvino are all dreams given shape by human hands, by human ambition, by a desire for a future that can be shaped.

He learned that if men and women began to live their cidades invisiveis italo calvino dreams, every phantom would become a city in which to begin a story of pursuits, pretenses, misunderstandings, clashes, oppressions, and the carousel of fantasies would stop.

Khan now knew how to travel, to really travel.


He could now accompany the great explorer in his prophetic journeys. He could describe cities to Marco Polo and he could listen to him, even as he filled in the details. They could sit together in the courtyard and be silent and still cidades invisiveis italo calvino through the most exotic and most truthful of cities.

And about Venice, when I ask you about Venice.

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For me it is Venice. For those who pass it without entering, the city is one thing; it is another for those who are trapped by it and never leave.

There is the city where you arrive for the first time; and there is another city which you leave never to return. Each deserves a different name; perhaps I have cidades invisiveis italo calvino spoken of Venice under other names; perhaps I have spoken only of Venice.

Or perhaps, speaking of other cities, I have already lost it, little by little. To tell a story you have to start from what you know cidades invisiveis italo calvino. You have to put your soul in the story and then build the flesh, the hair, the face and the clothes around it.

The more stories you tell, the more of your soul you invest and lay bare to the world. When do you start fearing that you are as invisible as the cities you create?