Sunday, 10 December 2017

Imagination

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One loves women and countries that capture ones imagination. Life is mostly lived in the imagination, if you have one.

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  1. 'What is time for?' Betjeman wrote to them in a letter. 'To make things as beautiful as possible, as you have.'

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/books/article-5067495/My-darling-wretch-nearly-perfect-be.html

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  2. In November 1996, a young writer named William Blacker, planning to travel to the wilds of northern Romania, wrote to Patrick Leigh Fermor for advice. Fermor, then in his seventies, replied:

    Dear William — if I may make so bold —
    I can’t think of anything more exciting than your imminent prospect — and well done starting in winter. (a) You have the whole world to yourself, and (b) inhabitants never take summer visitors seriously. Winter is a sort of Rite of Passage. Do take down any songs or sayings, above all descantice — spells, incantations, invocations, etc. I bet Maramures is full of them. Also, as much wolf and bear lore as possible — and remember, never drink rainwater that has collected in a bear’s footprint, however thirsty.

    https://www.barnesandnoble.com/review/patrick-leigh-fermor-life-letters

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    1. A charming anecdote, thanks for sharing.

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