An unusual simile for naivety, touchingly emphasizing innocence rather than gaucheness.  Now, how about a stroll in this safe and simple place…

…now flanked by a convent wall and shady and naive as a country lane…

Source: Elizabeth Bowen, A Time in Rome (London: Vintage Books, 2010), p. 76

Photo credit: 12019 at pixabay


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Pin It on Pinterest