Monday, July 20, 2015

Death Days: July 20, 2015

View towards Asham from churchyard behind Monk's House
On July 20, 1937, Woolf learned of her nephew Julian Bell’s death in Spain.

No, no, I will not go back to those days.  The only thing was a kind of comfort of being there with Nessa Duncan, Quentin & Angelica, & losing completely the isolation, the spectator’s attitude in being wanted; & spontaneous.  Then we came down here last Thursday; & the pressure being removed, one lived; but without much of a future.  That’s one of the specific qualities of this death -- how it brings close the immense vacancy, & our short little run into inanity.
(D5 104-5)

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