Jul 15, 2009

"He said there was probably some pyramid lying buried under our land. I remember that my father turned his eyes from the road to look at him. Pyramids? Yes, he said, deep underground there must be lots of pyramids. My father didn't say anything. From the darkness of the backseat, I asked him why he thought that. He didn't answer. Then we started to talk about other things but I kept wondering why he'd said that about my father's stony plot of land and much later, when I'd lost touch with him, each time I went back to the barren place I thought about the buried pyramid, about the one time I'd seen him riding over the tops of the pyramids, and I imagined him in the hut, when he was left alone and sat there smoking."

-- Roberto Bolaño, the Savage Detectives