20 January 2010

this sentence made me happy today.

I've read this book before--several times. But today this sentence stopped me and demanded my respect. It's from Salinger's Franny and Zooey.

Then, like so many people, who, perhaps, ought to be issued only a very probational pass to meet trains, he tried to empty his face of all expression that might quite simply, perhaps even beautifully, reveal how he felt about the arriving person.

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