Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Land of the Blessed Virgin
But a really interesting other answer was "to have something to read between games in the high school basketball tournament," an answer I understand because I read between matches at volleyball tournaments.
This woman will be reading a collectable copy of The Land of the Blessed Virgin: Sketches and Impressions of Andalusia, by William Somerset Maugham. Not the copy pictured here, with its very lovely illustration, but a skinny red paperback from Alfred A. Knopf.
Turns out this is something my mom could read on her new Kindle if she wanted to, but I imagine she won't. And I feel honored and lucky now to be able to imagine this lovely woman reading about Andalusia and other women of Spain in between whistles on the bleachers....