Monday, November 16, 2015

... why a building as old and ugly could have any value; and second, if it were valuable, why they let it become so shabby - Faulkner #QotD

2015.11.15-DSC04793THE CABILDO, a squat Don who wears his hat in the king's presence, not for the sake of his own integer vitae, but because some cannot, gloomed in sinister derision of an ancient joke; within the portals Iowa wondered aloud first, why a building as old and ugly could have any value; and second, if it were valuable, why they let it become so shabby.

"Damon and Pythias Unlimited", William Faulkner, New Orleans Sketches (circa 1925)

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