Monday Morning

5/24/41…

After all that, the change … was like the sudden, unwelcome awakening from a glorious dream. An awakening on a Monday morning when, with one’s castle and clouds and the silver sea dissolved into a sordid room, one realizes that one has to get up and dress in the cold night in a few minutes and plod through a weary day.

Patricia Highsmith, “Patricia Highsmith: Her Diaries and Notebooks: 1941-1995.″ Anna von Planta (Editor). (Liveright, November 16, 2021)— Patricia Highsmith, Her Diaries and Notebooks: 1941-1995


Photo: DK @ Daybreak. 6:52 a.m., November 22, 2021. 48° F & Rain. Cove Island Park, Stamford, CT.

Comments

  1. You did better than me. The rain is coming down hard and the wind is gusty.
    So? Another good suggestion of a book?

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  2. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Waking up Monday morning!! … “Patricia Highsmith, “Patricia Highsmith: Her Diaries and Notebooks: 1941-1995.″ Anna von Planta (Editor). (Liveright, November 16, 2021) — Patricia Highsmith, Her Diaries and Notebooks: 1941-1995.”

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  3. The Talented Mr. Ripley was a good movie, and I suppose to write the book about it must have taken a certain talent, but from what I’ve read about Patricia Highsmith, I think our personalities would probably clash (and I don’t clash with many people). Nice swan though!

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  4. How perfect is she or he!!

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  5. One may infer from this passage that her “weary day” involved working for others (/others’ pockets), indoors!

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  6. Love seeing a swan…what a Monday morning greeting for you! I wondered about the “graying” and looked it up: Trumpeter juveniles have gray feathers on the head and neck persisting well into spring. Wintering Trumpeter juveniles may vary in age by up to 6 weeks due to … My youngest son’s birthday today…so grateful…(he’s graying too!)

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  7. Well… it would have been a dreary opening to the day except your swan lifted the dreary into beauty! Thanks for the restful stillness.

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