Sunday, October 04, 2009

What about you sir?

"They didn't know how to take a walk. They walked through the heavy rain and stopped in front of a hardware store where the window display featured piping, tin cans, large bolts and nails. And Macabea, afraid that the silence might already mean separation, said to her new boyfriend:
'I just love bolts and nails, what about you sir?' "

Lispector, The Hour of the Star


Roxana said...

oh - this is a quote that will never leave me - that fearful silence, how well i know it. the inevitable failure of both silence and speech, that painful absurdity.
and i really have to read Lispector, i see that.

thank you.

Kubla Khan said...

You must Roxana, you must.