"All this belongs to the language of ghosts. There are many other possible kinds of talks in this language. Most of them begin when one person says to another: I wish. What they wish for might be anything at all, as long as it is something that cannot happen. I wish the sun would never set. I wish money would grow in my pockets. I wish the city would be like it was in the old days. You get the idea. Absurd and infantile things, with no meaning and no reality. In general people hold to the belief that however bad things were yesterday, they were better than things are today. What they were like two days ago was even better than yesterday. The farther you go back, the more beautiful and desirable the world becomes. You drag yourself from sleep each morning to face something that is always worse than what you faced the day before,….."
This is an excerpt taken from Paul Auster’s "In the Country of Last Things".
In the light of this short extract, can you try to figure out the meaning of the title?
Write at least one of you wishes, in line with the ones written by the narrator above. Ideally, I would appreciate if you tried to write more than one.
Write at least a paragraph that completes the excerpt above.
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