05
Sep
11

love in the time of cholera (an indiscriminate lover remembers his past)

i like to drop in, any page will do, to see how my authors are doing.  you never know what you may find happening or what you may have forgotten.  there was so much i know i loved about garcia marquez’s novel “love in the time of cholera”, but today when i opened it to a random page i discovered, “He yearned for the innocence of her pulse, her cat’s tongue, her tender tonsils, but he was disheartened by the idea…” that list of her body parts and actions that disheartened the doctor delighted me today as did “the whorish perfume of crows” and “the dead have died.”

these little visits quicken my pulse (see the recreated ekg on the left) and remind me why i fell in love with ____, __________ and ______________(to name but a few of my favorite authors.)  i’ve never shared this habit of mine with anyone (sh-h-h!), trust me, you are the first to know of it, but what i surmise, is those of you with the same bent, the same inclinations, the same love of _____ and _____, will be nodding now knowingly and gently smiling to yourself and thinking, “me too, me too.”

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