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Jurgen Schadeberg (Priscilla Mtimkulu, 1952)
As on a former occasion she stood…considering herself in the glass. She had been kissed only once before, by Matthew Henson, and that kiss had been neither as casual nor as disturbing as this. She was thrilled, excited and vaguely displeased. ”He is fresh, I’ll say that for him.” And subsiding into the easy chair she thought for a long time of Anthony Cross and his deep respectful ardor.
In the morning there were flowers.
Jessie Redmon Fauset
Collectionneur de papillons
In the end, one can only die for Sibylle. To live for her, my friends say, is degrading.
When one has stopped loving somebody, one feels that he has become someone else, even though he is still the same person.
Sei Shonagon (The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon, c. 1000)
All I need is room enough to lay a hat and a few friends.
I think we are well advised to keep on nodding terms with the people we used to be, whether we find them attractive company or not.
“Anyway, we were together,” she said. “We were together all our lives. If you count thinking about it.”