“And the tiger a tiger”

by Florence Sunnen

“Spinoza knew that all things long to persist in their being; the stone eternally wants to be a stone and the tiger a tiger. I shall remain in Borges, not in myself (if it is true that I am someone), but I recognize myself less in his books than in many others or in the laborious strumming of a guitar.”


Jorge Luis Borges – “Borges and I” in Labyrinths