21 September 2010

The Touch Of A Hand

"We can ask and ask but we can't have again what once seemed ours for ever--the way things looked, that church alone in the fields, a bed on a belfry floor, a remembered voice, the touch of a hand, a loved face. They've gone and you can only wait for the pain to pass."

A Month in the Country, J.L. Carr (1980)

1 comment:

A Super Dilettante said...

J L Carr was such a quintessentially English writer. His novels always take me out to the English countryside. I love the gentle story in A Month in the Country. Kenneth Branagh was such a young actor in its adaptation film.