Thursday, 13 May 2010

There is a light down in the castle kitchen. To-night I shall have my bath in front of the fire, with Simon's gramophone playing, Topaz has it on now, much too loud-- to bring father back to earth in time for tea-- but it sounds beautiful from this distance. She is playing the Bereceuse from Stravinsky's "The Firebird." It seems to say, "What shall I do? Where shall I go?"

You will go in to tea, my girl-- an a much better tea than yo would have come by this time last year.
-I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith

1 comment:

  1. Disney and Stravinsky AND I Capture the Castle? So much love, though to my shame, my first thought was "Hayley knows a Simon AND a Topaz? And there's a gramophone? She's JUST like Cassandra Mortmain!" And then I realized...