Friday, November 2, 2007

Lowry's Day of the Dead

[On November 2, 1938, Geoffrey Firman reads from a letter written by his ex-wife Yvonne]

. . . Geoffrey, why don't you answer me? I can only believe that my letters have not reached you. I have put aside all my pride to beg your forgiveness, to offer you mine. I cannot, I will not believe that you have ceased to love me, have forgotten me. Or can it be that you have some misguided idea that I am better off without you, that you are sacrificing yourself that I may find happiness with someone else? We can give each other so much more than more people can, we can marry again, we can build forward. . .

-from Under the Volcano by Malcolm Lowry (Harmondsworth: Penguin Books, 1963) p.366.

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