Junior Ganymede
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Summer is for Willows

May 19th, 2014 by Man SL

I found my mind wandering at games; loved boxing and was good at it; and in summer, having chosen rowing instead of cricket, lay peacefully by the Stour, well upstream of the rhythmic creaking and the exhortation, reading Lily Christine and Gibbon and gossiping with kindred lotus-eaters under the willow-branches.

-thus Patrick Leigh Fermor

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May 19th, 2014 14:22:24

Bruce Charlton
May 20, 2014

Looking at PLF’s biography, this episode of basking under the willows must have been among relatively few moments of relaxation and indolence in his very long and action-filled life.

Carci Noma
May 20, 2014

For some reason, folks think it a virtue for me to be indolent.

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