she said: what is history?

And he said: History is an angel
being blown backwards into the future.

He said: History is a pile of debris
and the angel wants to go back and fix things
to repair the things that have been broken.
But there is a storm blowing from Paradise
and the storm keeps blowing the angel
backwards into the future

And this storm, this storm
is called

Laurie Anderson
Strange Angels: 'The Dream Before' (for Walter Benjamin)


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