Tuesday, June 8, 2010

James on Venice

I wanted to include another quote by Henry James, and his impressions of Venice. I like to see the conversation that happens when we compare different writing:

"Exquisite hours, enveloped in light and silence, to have known them once is to have always a terrible standard of enjoyment. Certain lovely mornings of May and June come back with an in effaceable fairness...the sea and sky themselves seem to blossom and rustle. The gondola waits at the wave washed steps, and if you are wise, you will take your place beside a discriminating companion."

I could not have said it better!

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