Mrs. Venable is in mourning for her son, Sebastian, who died while
START: Oh yes, that long-ago summer … In the Himalayas he almost entered a Buddhist monastery, had gone so far as to shave his head and eat just rice out of a wood bowl on a grass mat.
END: And from then on, oh, we – still lived in a – world of light and shadow … [She turns vaguely with empty glass. He rises and takes it from her.] But the shadow was almost as luminous as the light.
Tennessee Williams. Suddenly Last Summer. Penguin Modern Classics (electronic version), 2009. p.18.
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