i once had a lengthy conversation with a friend of mine (his name’s Sammy) about Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway.
and that is literally the first line of the book. “Mrs. Dalloway said she would buy the flowers herself.”
and i go into all of these hypotheses about how Mrs. Dalloway is as a character. she is obviously wealthy as she is buying flowers. no poor person will buy flowers just because of the sake of flowers themselves. they will buy bread, that’s for sure. but why is she buying the flowers herself? someone should be buying them for her… because that’s just proper.
a lot of things can be contemplated from this opening sentence alone. and i don’t know… the sound of that sentence in my ears when i say it out loud….
Mrs. Dalloway said she would buy the flowers herself….
i have to find a job and earn money, just for the sake of buying this book.