Wednesday, August 21, 2019

We teach you Proust

Downstairs I go after shelving in the fiction section of the library. 

"I just read "Remembrance of Things Past"!" I exclaim randomly to the first person I run into.

"Really." They reply. "Did you like it?"

"It was fine."

"I just read "Remembrance of Things Past"" I tell someone else a few moments later.

"Wow." They say.

"I just read "Remembrance of Things Past"" I say again, to a new person as soon as I can find one.

"My goodness. That's really something."

"Yes it is." I say.

"I just read "Remembrance of Things Past"" I say to someone else as I come upon them.

"OH!" They say. 

Then, "All of it?" They ask.

I shrug. "It's only four words."

I've read it, and now so have you, four times no less.

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