Thursday, August 9, 2012

The sound of one door slamming

Seven-year-old Seymour Glass writing about his five-year-old brother Buddy:

The very first and last thing you must remember about this small, haunting chap is that he will be in a terrible rush all his life to get the door nicely slammed behind him in any room where there is a striking and handsome supply of good, sharp pencils and plenty of paper.

J. D. Salinger, “Hapworth 16, 1924” (1965).
[This post is for the pencil lovers among us.]

comments: 2

Gunther said...

That's great – thank you!

Michael Leddy said...

You’re welcome, Gunther.