Thursday, September 22, 2011

Love and Loss

George Jonas has a fine piece on the recent loss of his long time love, Sylvia:
The vivacious persona she liked to project was far removed from her sober, steady, even puritanical self. She was vivacious, all right, but with a penchant for archeology and a taste for penniless scribblers. She had been married to a Manhattan gynecologist before me. When we eventually separated in the late 1960s, she gave a newspaper interview. "Marry a doctor," she explained to the reporter, "and you'll appreciate poetry. Marry a poet, and you'll appreciate money."
Read the whole thing here.

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