Re: [Lakeside Manor: Hugh & Atticus]
Chuckled about Cats. "Don't sell me out here, but pretty certain T.S. Eliot was on a lot of drugs." Was joking. But wasn't. Knew the cat poems were for T.S.'s godchildren, but still thought the man was insane. Creative, but insane. Nothing new in a writer. "Marriage led him to write Waste Land. Tells you something about the man and his life. Not sure what, but something. On the other hand, an opera ghost would be an interesting addition, especially since it's not really a ghost." Didn't need any more of those hanging around than was absolutely necessary.
"Understand. Rented my place in the Capital because of the store. Wanted to be there while things were being set up, but love the city sounds. Like it out here though. Spent a large part of my teenage years living on the water, so the lapping of the lake and the quiet soothes sometimes. Am staying with a friend just down the way, on the lake, when I'm in town." Motioned toward the new, modernly minimalist house on the far end of the lake. "But like being able to walk along a city sidewalk at night."
Considered emotional availability. "Emotionally available. Does that mean they're single?" Was genuinely curious. "Agree about partners and friendship. I curate letters, postcards, things like that. Starting out, but have been focusing on written correspondence between authors. Interesting, but does pertain to this conversation. These men and women wrote letters that spanned pages. Weren't always lovers. Were friends, peers, told each other things that seem insanely intimate to us in the present. But was about being able to say anything. Was important. Not sure a person needs a significant other, but do think people need someone they can be that kind of open with, without fear of breaking the relationship."