I have been dipping back into some Liebling (I find him comforting, frankly, as he could write like an angel. A New York angel but still an angel) and stumpled upon the following little bit I wanted to share as it amused the heck out of me:
The Colonel's ideal of feminine beauty remains constant.
In this he resembles an old wartime friend of mine named Count Prziswieski, a minor figure in the exiled Polish Government.All my life I have been faithful to one woman, the Count once said to me --- a fragile blonde with a morbid expression.
He found this woman in every country, and she never aged, although the Count did. The fragile blonde with a morbid expression, wherever she turned up, was in her twenties.
More to come later.Posted by Random Penseur at September 21, 2005 01:16 PM | TrackBack