Jan25

Virginia Woolf
so, let's study him then     get to know him better than he does
let's set up in the bushes outside his home     like a gang of twitching man-watchers     we'll scribble data into our favourite leather-bound notebooks    our study will include all his habits    we'll count how many times he visits his mother    note down whether he chooses latte or cappuccino      is his preference "Friends" or "Frazier"    our sample will be empirical and scientific     our method will be methodical and deliberate      the purpose is always the same     can he be hurt     can I be hurt      are we hurting each other     I already know the answers      I watch him all the same

Virginia Woolf, English writer, was born today in 1882.

John Hurt, English Actor, died on this day in 2017.

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