hello to everyone who still cares to visit this place... i just wanted to throw in a 'happy holidays' along with a tip-off about an animated short by Jan Leniča, "Labirynt," (if Borges ever had had the delight to see this?) which i discovered minutes ago via 'iwa ni hana'. the dark, bleak landscape, the skeleton (albeit not of a bird), the fence and the spear... all rang a bell, leading me to suggest that this little piece was of some inspiration for Mamoru Oshii & his work on "Angel's Egg".
i couldn't find it anywhere but on youtube so far, so kudos go to the person who uploaded it there. part 1 / part 2