Posted by: Rajesh Shukla | February 4, 2011

Saying NO


Alke Reeh “Kuppel, bestickt, grau”

In times of illegality, an agent comes into the house of a man ‘who has learned to say no’. The agent installs himself comfortably in the man’s apartment and says casually before falling asleep in his bed: “Would you like to be my servant?” The man covered him with a blanket, kept flies away, watched over his sleep and…, obeyed… seven years long. But whatever he did for him, he ‘carefully avoided saying a certain word’. After seven years the agent died. The man wrapped him in the dirty blanket, dragged him out of the house, painted the walls, sighed with relief, and answered: – No.

—Franz Kafka

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