… our concern is how to get through "an ordinary Wednesday afternoon" (to borrow from Walker Percy). In her own quiet, lovely fashion, Jennings shows us a "mind keeping as a solitary prisoner its own dream of a world." The man in the park may not be a complete stranger to some of us. I suspect he was not a complete stranger to Jennings. Like Pater, she goes a step further (but in her own way), and gives us those wonderful, beautiful, and mysterious final eight lines, which seem to be about getting through an ordinary Wednesday afternoon.
Wednesday, May 11, 2022
Getting through the day …
… First Known When Lost: Secret Sharers.