Wednesday, November 18, 2009

In Memoriam - Marcel Proust 1871 - 1922

Cimetiere du Pere Lachaise; Paris; 1991

My favorite writer died on this day in 1922.  Pavane pour une infante defunte by Ravel was performed at his funeral.  It is close to seven minutes of mournful beauty on the CD I own.  I play it each November 18th.  Then I go to bed with one of the volumes of In Search of Lost Time, open it at random, and read until I fall asleep.  I go to bed early most every day nowadays.

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