A Farewell to Arms

=== “Because we would not wear any clothes because it was so hot and the window ope and the swallows flying over the roofs of the houses and when it was dark afterward and you went to the window very small bats hunting over the houses and closed down over the trees and we would drink the capri and the door locked and it hot and only a sheet and the whole night and we would both love each other all night in the hot night in Milan. That was how it ought to be. I would eat quickly and…

A Farewell to Arms

=== “Because we would not wear any clothes because it was so hot and the window ope and the swallows flying over the roofs of the houses and when it was dark afterward and you went to the window very small bats hunting over the houses and closed down over the trees and we would drink the capri and the door locked and it hot and only a sheet and the whole night and we would both love each other all night in the hot night in Milan. That was how it ought to be. I would eat quickly and…

Tender is the Night

Well, you can’t exactly drag your Complete Works of William Shakespeare all around the islands off Maine in the height of the summer, onto sailboats and down to docks or to beaches, however quiet. So for the season I’ve returned to Fitzgerald and to Hemingway, most of which I’ve read before, but some of which I’ve been saving for days like these. The Beautiful and Damned and Tender is the Night seem a blithe shimmer on the water over the unfathomable Gatsby. But here are some moments from Tender I loved most. ~~~ “The chauffeur, a Russian Czar of the…

Tender is the Night

Well, you can’t exactly drag your Complete Works of William Shakespeare all around the islands off Maine in the height of the summer, onto sailboats and down to docks or to beaches, however quiet. So for the season I’ve returned to Fitzgerald and to Hemingway, most of which I’ve read before, but some of which I’ve been saving for days like these. The Beautiful and Damned and Tender is the Night seem a blithe shimmer on the water over the unfathomable Gatsby. But here are some moments from Tender I loved most. ~~~ “The chauffeur, a Russian Czar of the…

Gertrude

Look at me now and here I am I like a painting on a wall of doves When I sleep I sleep and do not dream It is as well that I am what I seem I am