Thursday, March 01, 2007

Two Beautiful Phrases

No, it's not the "petite phrase" from Vinteuil!

". . . experience of life stored up and slowly ripening in one's heart."

About the rain coming up suddenly.
"Its drops, like migrating birds which fly off in a body at a given moment, would come down out of the sky in close marching order. . . . the sky would be as greatly darkened as by the swallows flying south.

What fantastic images. I love the word "Montjouvain." Wouldn't you like to live in a place with this name? Montjouvain The word makes me see fountains and hills and beauty, like Tuscany. Montjouvain.

I live in Foxborough, which sounds nice until it's abbreviated "Foxboro," which is short and turgid.

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