Keep Holden on

“Boy, it began to rain like a bastard. In buckets, I swear to God. All the parents and mothers and everybody went over and stood right under the roof of the carrousel, so they wouldn’t get soaked to the skin or anything, but I stuck around on the bench for quite a while. I got pretty soaking wet, especially my neck and my pants. My hunting hat really gave me quite a lot of protection, in a way, but I got soaked anyway. I didn’t care, though. I felt so damn happy all of a sudden, the way old Phoebe kept going around and around. I was damn near bawling, I felt so damn happy, if you want to know the truth. I don’t know why. It was just that she looked so damn nice, the way she kept going around and around, in her blue coat and all. God, I wish you could’ve been there.”

The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger (1919 – 2010)

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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by leeetz on January 30, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    I haven’t read any of those except Catcher in the Rye. Maybe I should pick up the others at the library next time I’m there.

    Reply

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