It can be fun to see ourselves as others see us. Here Donald Hall’s Romanian hosts are baffled by and despair of his apparent attachment to water.

“It is no good,” grumbled Nicolaie.  “He is an Englishman.  He loves water. In England it rains all the time.  Even here where it is dry he washes twice a day. Water, water, water, it is too much water with him.”


Source: Donald Hall, Romanian Furrow (London: Bene Factum Publishing, 2007), p. 85

Photo credit: – Eutah Mizushima


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