Life consists of these little touches of solitude.
As is always the case, the rejection was mutual.
It was immediately clear that our efforts would not be sufficient.
We diligently totted up those so obviously suspicious but formally blameless results.
They beat us up a bit, warned us not to do anything ill-advised.
Our resistance at the time was passive and limited to rejection, isolation, and avoiding contamination.
She spoke in a veiled, distracted voice, as if she were definitely tired of living.
If I am not mistaken we were all writing poetry, except for Ettore, who said it was undignified for an engineer.
She forbade herself marriage in a refined and merciless manner, that is, by getting married.
Bortolasso performed with extreme negligence the job of gardener.
We must be more astute.
But there is trouble in store for anyone who surrenders to the temptation of mistaking an elegant hypothesis for a certainty.
Tests on a small scale gave promising results.
Quantitative analysis, so devoid of emotion, heavy as granite, came alive, true, useful.
She watched my neophyte’s enthusiasms without sharing them.
And yet this story does not end here.
He had become so comfortable with absurdity, he could live freely.
The problem from this time on became more definite. Decoration and efflorescence had been banished as immoral. They were not scientists and could not figure out whom or what to blame.
The row of open balconies gave the feeling of the coolness of a river bank. Tourism combined with colonialism concocted a lethal stew. His ability to startle, though, had not deserted him. Such candor is occasionally flirtatious, as candor is nearly always so.
The photograph has edges; the world does not.
The establishment of fact without method was the true horror.
It didn’t any longer depend on romance.
All theory is most inventive when ascribed in retrospect.
“I’m afraid I will leave behind only things I’m ashamed of.”
It was a vague, casual, even cynical phenomenology.
“You took a bath, so it’s not the least bit salty.”
It was subsequently lost, like all things too carefully put away.