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…i keep asking mself… found a fancy restaurant specializing in undomesticated animal meat(tho these days,

it seems they mostly raise formerly wild animals, too- rather than actually hunt them. is this better or worse,

i ask myself?)
* name of ‘café viena’. it had some fancy pastries including sacher torte, too, but no linzer torte…well,

couldn’t find it in salzburg, what was i to expect…seems as if outside of linz, th mythical dessert is to be

found only in a couple places in nyc… spent th last two days struggling w/ archaically slow, bottlenecked

servers @ universidad complutense- have bn commuting into town via la universidad every morning w/ my cousin

miguel sobrino blanco from th madrid bedroom community suburb of alcobendas. he’s something of a semiotician,

teaching communication theory & seeking to develop methodology for more correctly reading & analysing

advertising practices scarcely recognised as such- such as point-of-sale product blurbs, store window

displays…also, th burgeoning internet, of course… so i’m back to watching th clock as i write, after

looking over my ‘camino d santiago’ route guide last night in an attempt to check my memory for detail & start

organising some kind of narrative about those most intnse six days… this is th beginning of th road back. it

was a difficult decision, fueled by possibly untrue hearsay, but i’ve ended up not going to galicia, not

visiting la guardia, not checking on th old family house @ all…th rumor was that my uncles may have already

found a buyer & th house is gone, gone, gone…it felt difficult to show up in town after that, uncomfortable

to look for a place to stay & go over th same ol’ plans & illusions i’ve bn talking up for th last four, five

years in response from th same ol’ questions on th part of relatives & acquaintances of every stripe…i’m

especially sorry not to have a chance to see & talk to josé fandiño, who runs th only gym in th village & has

bn unstintingly generous in welcoming me to its facilities whenever i’ve bn in town…or w/ leo álvarez sousa,

who has gone from trekking, oasis to oasis, in his land rover down to senegal or east into algeria, to

travelling as a caritas volunteer to kosovo & is now in th process of producing a cd-rom w/ some o his

photographs & other documents to help w/ fund-raising efforts…or w/ my cousin dr. kiko sobrino, who three

years ago told me he had taken a risk w/ some of his savings to help produce a friend’s film…! i’ll have to

make do w/ a couple of phone calls from now, & hope my plans for next year work out…as it is, i’m on th way

back to barcelona, to paris or pisa on th way to weimar, to wolfenbuttel &/or hamburg on th way to amsterdam, &

nyc on th way to puerto rico…it sure is th long way home form where i’m trying to catch my breath right

love to all,

Written by morituri

October 27th, 1999 at 2:33 am

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