Proust: ‘I Loved Her’

“Remembrance of Things Past”
October 15th 2017 | #120

I Loved Her

“I loved her [Gilberte]; I was sorry not to have had the time and the inspiration to insult her, to hurt her, to force her to keep some memory of me. I thought her so beautiful that I should have liked to be able to retrace my steps so as to shake my fist at her and shout, “I think you’re hideous, grotesque; how I loathe you!”_” ― Marcel Proust
ghost of proust at grave