The secret garden

“For three years I have cultivated a secret garden that has brought me into contact with reality: colours, smells, sensations … It has allowed me to realise the otherness of the land: the soil had weight, everything was done by hand; digital things don’t weigh, don’t smell, don’t resist, a stroke of a finger and there they are … They are the abolition of reality; my next book will be that: In praise of the soil. The secret Garden. The soil is more than digits and numbers.” Byung-Chul Han, in El País.