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champagne sparkle

In bits & pieces on June 21, 2006 by carinasuyin

When I left him that afternoon, he walked me out into a steady downpour. “Ah, a light rain,” he said appreciatively, guiding me to my car. “In Sicily, in a rain like this, a man will always walk as slowly as possible, to show he isn’t affected.” And as the car pulled away, and I saw him standing in the driveway in the rain, on his way to Irian Jaya, I thought back to the line of Edgar’s at the end of Lear:

“we that are young / Shall never see so much nor live so long.”

from Norman Lewis: A Curious Collector of Curiosities,
Tropical Classical by Pico Iyer

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One Response to “champagne sparkle”

  1. I like your blog!
    Raw Pig
    Jeff Garra
    Jeff’s Space

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