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【TRAC-001】みずきのみずぎ伊藤みずき

Source global Wall Street Journal     time 2020-02-17 20:55:10
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【TRAC-001】みずきのみずぎ伊藤みずき �


`I'msorrywecan'thaveason,'shesaid.

`Butuntillifeturnsanewfaceonitall,youdoagree?'

`Mellors!Yousawhim,'saidClifford.

Conniewasalittleoverwhelmedbyhiswords.Sheknewhewasrighttheoretically.Butwhensheactuallytouchedhersteadily-livedlifewithhimshe...hesitated.Wasitactuallyherdestinytogoonweavingherselfintohislifealltherestofherlife?Nothingelse?

Andasitspreadinhim,Conniefeltitspreadinher.Aninwarddread,anemptiness,anindifferencetoeverythinggraduallyspreadinhersoul.WhenCliffordwasroused,hecouldstilltalkbrilliantlyand,asitwere,commandthefuture:aswhen,inthewood,hetalkedaboutherhavingachild,andgivinganheirtoWragby.Butthedayafter,allthebrilliantwordsseemedlikedeadleaves,crumplingupandturningtopowder,meaningreallynothing,blownawayonanygustofwind.Theywerenottheleafywordsofaneffectivelife,youngwithenergyandbelongingtothetree.Theywerethehostsoffallenleavesofalifethatisineffectual.

`Nottired,areyou?'hesaid.

`Whydidyouruntoopen?'askedCliffordinhisquiet,calmvoice,thatshowedhewasdispleased.`Mellorswouldhavedoneit.'

TherewasClifford'ssuccess:thebitch-goddess!Itwastruehewasalmostfamous,andhisbooksbroughthiminathousandpounds.Hisphotographappearedeverywhere.Therewasabustofhiminoneofthegalleries,andaportraitofhimintwogalleries.Heseemedthemostmodernofmodernvoices.Withhisuncannylameinstinctforpublicity,hehadbecomeinfourorfiveyearsoneofthebestknownoftheyoung`intellectuals'.Wheretheintellectcamein,Conniedidnotquitesee.Cliffordwasreallycleveratthatslightlyhumorousanalysisofpeopleandmotiveswhichleaveseverythinginbitsattheend.Butitwasratherlikepuppiestearingthesofacushionstobits;exceptthatitwasnotyoungandplayful,butcuriouslyold,andratherobstinatelyconceited.Itwasweirdanditwasnothing.Thiswasthefeelingthatechoedandre-echoedatthebottomofConnie'ssoul:itwasallflag,awonderfuldisplayofnothingness;Atthesametimeadisplay.Adisplay!adisplay!adisplay!

`Butthewoodisolderthanyourfamily,'saidConniegently.


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