Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Mrs. Dalloway

I noted today that my last post here was on May 8th. That was a day of rest. On May 9th, I went with my wife to her oncologist to find out if the news was going to be bad or worse.

It turned out to be worse, and on May 23 she passed away.

I have been unable, among other things, to read. But this past weekend I decided to read Kate's favourite novel, one I hadn't read before: Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf.

Here's what I found there (p. 105): "Beauty was everywhere."

That and much more. It's a novel, among other things, about a woman planning a party. How very Kate. I hear her on every page.


theresa said...

I enjoy your blog so much and am sorry to hear your news. Mrs Dalloway is such a wonderful book, a gathering place for the living and the dead and all the possibilities of joy.

Tricia Dower said...

So sorry for your loss of Kate. May you find comfort soon.

finn harvor said...

My condolences, Michael. Best wishes for what must be a very hard time.

p.s. That's a nice line from Woolf.