“She’d take it off and put it back on, flick it, spin it on the kitchen table. Thought of melting it in the oven, throwing it out the window, letting it slip through the open drain in the bathroom.”
Mark Twain once visited Mauritius and reflected on his interactions with the locals and the island’s non-intimidating beauty, a quality that remains today. For those tentatively flirting with adventure, the small friendly island off the eastern coast of Africa may just be the perfect spot.
Behind foggy glasses they ask me if I want to bleib (stay) here for immer (always) / Immer is such a long dirty word
For long they’ve been leaving their mark in the literary world – way before the girl came along with her dragon tattoo.
“Maybe my chauffeur could read my mind, or my body language, or smell my intent. Or see my hand on the door handle. It was the moment of truth.”
George Orwell’s “prophecies” feeding into “1984” were also (or actually) observations from his daily life in Britain, especially in the immediate aftermath of World War II.