My son Andrew is currently exploring Columbia. Yesterday he visited Aracataca the birthplace of Gabriel García Márquez, which is widely recognized as the model for the mythical “Macondo”.

Andrew sent me a picture of an Aracataca wall with this quote by García Márquez: “when shit has a value, poor people will be born without assholes.”

In return, I sent Andrew a few of my favourite quotes by García Márquez:



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