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I’m worried that having a cat permanently would leave my clean and tidy flat in chaos. If we lived in a larger place I’d be more inclined to get one, but we’ve only just moved into the flat, which we love and have no desire to move any time soon (we probably couldn’t afford somewhere bigger in the area anyway). … [Read more...] about My partner wants to get a cat but I’m worried it will cause chaos
It was like a mini-bereavement when we finally agreed the time had come to stop altogether. Now, we choose to fall back on the memories of how exciting, beautiful and meaningful the sexual side of our marriage was, for so many years. Still, we enjoy an enduring devotion that no amount of physical limitation or discomfort can diminish. … [Read more...] about My life in sex: the husband and wife who have given up sex altogether
Oh yes, wafting away. You see even when I've felt myself hopelessly drifting in my little boat, I've felt the lulling beauty of Proust's writing. This is a man who can make a multi-page description of a Hawthorn blossom fascinating – and then do it again, and again, and again. What's more, when you actually focus, pick up those oars and start powering through those dense waters, you realise just how much is going on beneath the surface. What insights. What subtle ironies. What teasing jokes. What sensual pleasures. What feats of memory and description. What loving characterisations. And what devastating character assassinations. You realise, in short, that this is the stuff. Chris Power summed up the feeling neatly in his fantastic series on reading Proust: … [Read more...] about Reading group: Bogged down on Swann’s Way?
Though the bulk of the novel concerns the waltz itself, a scene of excitement and intense trepidation – a night with so much riding on it in her young mind – it never feels slight. The narrowness of focus is deceptive. Every emotional ripple is beautifully observed: the hideous anticipation, the agony of the empty dance card, the brief flutters of hope as various men take her for a turn around the dance floor, the many small disappointments that follow and the sudden vivid need to escape from the crowd, to flee, to breathe. … [Read more...] about Invitation to the Waltz by Rosamond Lehmann – review