The Secret Miracle
How we cite our quotes:
He remembered that the dreams of men belong to God and that Maimonides had written that the words of a dream, when they are clear and distinct and one cannot see who spoke them, are holy. (8)
Jaromir's reference to Maimonides, a famous Jewish philosopher of the Middle Ages, hints that maybe God really was speaking to him in his dream. Yikes.
He had asked God for an entire year in which to finish his work; God in His omnipotence had granted him a year. God had performed for him a secret miracle. (13)
For Jaromir, the suspension of time is an act of God. Is there any other way to interpret it?
He did not work for posterity, nor did he work for God, whose literary preferences were largely unknown to him. (12)
We just love Borges' dry sense of humor. Classic.