April 21, 2018
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Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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Many years later, as he stood before the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendia was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice. At that time Macondo was a village of twenty adobe houses, built on the banks of a river of clear water that ran along a bed of polished stones, which were white and enormous, like prehistoric eggs. The world was so recent that many things lacked names, and in order to indicate them it was necessary to point.

Source: One Hundred Years of Solitude (opening lines); translated by Gregor Rabassa
It was inevitable: The scent of bitter almonds always reminded him of unrequited love.

Source: Love In the Time of Cholera
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