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“He hasn´t seen her in person since July, shen she came home for her father´s Mass. Her lips look pale now and slightly chapped, and she has dark circles under her eyes. Athough he takes pleasure in seeing her look good, he feels a special sympathy with her when she looks ill or her skin is bad, like when someone who´s usually very good at sports has a poor game. ”
“In the weeks they´ve been apart, his emails to Marianne have become lengthy. He´s started drafting them on his phone in idle moments, while waiting for his clothes in a lauinderette, or lying in the hostel at night when he can´t sleep for the heat. He reads over these drafts repeatedly, reviewing all the elements of prose, moving clauses around to make the sentences fit together correctly. Time softens out while he types, feeling slow and dilated while actually passing very rapidly, and more than once he´s looked up to find that hours have gone by.”