Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Quote of the Day (Truman Capote, on an Idyllic August Cruise in the Aegean)

“August is a month when the meltemi, a raucous wind filled with bits of sand dislodged from distant deserts, blows. It roars so roughly that occasionally we had to take shelter in protected caves. But for the better part the days were calm and passed in an azure haze of crystal water and spaghetti and fresh-caught fish and cold wine and delicious dreamless afternoon siestas. Often we stopped to swim in the far out-to-sea depths; sometimes, when we spotted isolated beaches clean as the inside of seashells, we travelled to them by speed boat and picnicked there.”—American fiction writer, essayist, librettist and screenwriter Truman Capote (1924-1984), “Yachts and Things,” Vanity Fair, December 2012, reprinted in The Complete Stories (2013)

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