Monday, May 05, 2008

Truman Gets It

Even though I kept telling him: But, Doc, I'm not fourteen anymore, and I'm not Lulamae. But the terrible part is (and I realized it while we were standing there) I am. I'm still stealing turkey eggs and running through a brier patch.

-Truman Capote, "Breakfast at Tiffany's."

1 Comments:

Anonymous Kay said...

Now that you have validated my readership, I feel both free and compelled to comment!

I read Capote for the first time last year, In Cold Blood, and for real stayed awake for four nights (slept during the day) because I was so terrified. It was summer and the power would keep going off and I would read it by the light of a tiny torch at the bottom of a cigarette lighter. Even now I recite phrases from it sometimes, 'falling into bed like being hit at the back of the head by a blunt object' and such.

All this by way of saying, yes, and, you're awesome. XXX for your email. And your words.

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