If on a winter’s night

The books are strewn everywhere. They own the place now. Ghosts glide about the rooms, even my own ghost.

One book rests in my hands–If on a winter’s night a traveler by Calvino. I open it to the first page.

You are about to begin reading Italo Calvino’s new novel, If on a winter’s night a traveler. Relax. Concentrate. Dispel every other thought.

What a perfectly charming way to begin a novel–the kind of thing I would never think of or if I did, never have the guts to write.

She loaned this book to me. Now, do you see why I love her?

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