A problem in a translation: "Crack of light" - "short circuit of
Today I came across a most curious translation of a line from S,M:
The cradle rocks above an abyss, and common sense tells us that our
existence is but a brief crack of light between two eternities of darkness.
Nossa existência não é mais que um curto circuito de luz entre duas
eternidades de escuridão. Literally: our existence in nothing more than a
short circuit of light between two eternities of darkness.
Instead of a brief crack of light a short-circuit of light was chosen
and its not totally incorrect
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