A delightful bookish surprise this morning from the folks at Google. The search engine has replaced its usual logo with a doodle the celebrates Jorge Luis Borges’ 112th birthday. A click on the doodle reveals a search result on the noted Argentinian writer.
The illustration show an elderly man standing in a room with a library. He is looking at a multi-leveled urban landscape of numerous nooks, crannies and corners. The doodle reminds me of a number of works by Borges: Labyrinths, The Garden of Forking Paths, The Library of Babel, to name a few. It also relates a sense of controlled chaos with differing realities all framed by a solid structure. A most fitting depiction of the mind and vision of Jorge Luis Borges. Thanks to the Google Team.