Quotable Quote

We have been away from San Giorgio for a few weeks while we went to see family and friends.  Just started to read “The Volcano Lover” by Susan Sontag. It is the story of  Sir William Hamilton a British diplomat in Naples in the 18th / 19th centuries. He becomes the husband of Emma Hamilton and welcomes Lord Nelson into his house where Nelson meets Emma. When the book opens he is preparing to leave London after visiting family and friends. I was amused to read the following lines: “Everyone is relieved when demanding older relatives who live abroad conclude their visit.” Obviously our families were much too polite to say either that they were relieved that we were leaving or that we were too demanding.

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