Saturday, August 05, 2006

telescope, summer afternoon, family portrait

"I'm building the biggest telescope in the world to see if there is anyone out there to whom I can say 'yes, I agree with you' ". From The Life and Times of Joe Petrarch.

We sit under a sun shade at a round table with lunch and a glass of wine and affable people to talk to. " Summer afternoon-summer afternoon... " wrote Henry James. " The two most beautiful words in the English language."

I meet, for the first time , the mother, brother and sister of a friend and note, with interest, family likenesses and indvidual differences.

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