beach combing on portland, oregon coast
Ambivalent to horrified by the well-known subject matter and story line of Vladamir Nabokov's, "Lolita," which I'm reading now, I am impressed by the author's agile writing, astute observational skills, immense vocabulary, and seeming psychological insight into the human condition.
I marked this knowing quote this morning:
"How queer life is! We hasten to alienate the very fates we intended to woo."