Saturday, August 2, 2014

Prosperity, Strength, Devotion

I hear him talking to the villagers, talking about me the way they do with young, blonde girls from across the seas. Elle est mignonne ta copine, mais... pourquoi si pâle?

The stories he tells them - about our parents hastily moving to Switzerland to trade baroque paintings on the semi-legal market - are empty, bottomless holes but he keeps on digging. Yesterday he came back from Nice with a pair of silver gray silk-blend pants from Philipp Plein. "They're for the narrative, you know, Swiss nationalism and so on", he says, bursting with the restless excitement of a little child on the verge of pulling off his pièce de résistance of elaborate pranks

He puts them on, looks at himself in the mirror from every conceivable angle, then at me. "I don't care that he's actually German" he says, "I'm not getting a fucking Rolex".









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32 comments:

  1. time doesn't exist, there is only The Eternal Moment of Now.

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  2. Henry somehow reminds me of Peter Pan. I hope he's always surrounded by happy thoughts :)

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  3. Why hasn't the internet put watchmakers out of business yet? That should have been item one on the 21st century's agenda.

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  4. ... he doesn't need a Rolex ... the pants will do it ... ja?

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  5. Thanks for the comment on my post avy, beautiful words as always!

    http://wiltedxfaded.blogspot.co.uk/

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  6. I think it lies in there. in the smaller pieces of happiness.

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  7. young blond girl from across the sea...not a bad thing to be:)

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  8. ahhh I've missed you! amazing post babe.

    -Laur

    www.adornlafemme.com

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  9. You write about him so tenderly and delicately. What an amusing prank. Henry seems endearing, and you really take notice and describe him quite beautifully. I'm ok. It was kind of you to ask. How are you?

    Xo, Lola

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  10. वाह क्या बात है। बेहद सुन्दर

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  11. Reading your post always interested me.

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  12. It is always the little things that make us happy... I hope that Henry will be truly happy ... from what you write, I don't see that he is...

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  13. he sounds like a magic person ;)
    http://coeursdefoxes.blogspot.com/

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  14. as always.. brilliant writing x
    www.vicariousLA.com

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  15. Stunning, as usual.

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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  16. Very cool!

    SSSx
    www.stylestreetstalker.com

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  17. Your blog is so cool.

    http://thepalenymph.blogspot.com/

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  18. Lovely ... and the pics are always so dreamy and mesmerizing.

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  19. This is so meaningful and magical.

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  20. Your words make me dream of Europe most nights. It haunts me.

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  21. Hmm sounds interesting :)
    xx
    www.junewantsitall.com

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  22. Such a beautiful post and pictures!

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  23. So nice and sexy!!!

    FROM. http://pull-bliss.blogspot.com.es/ (New post)

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  24. Great Post, Sophie :*
    http://konfetti-katze.blogspot.de

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