La retraite sentimentale by Collette

By Collette

"Il y a un mois environ que je suis à Casamène, - un mois que Renaud gèle, là-haut, tout en haut de l'Engadine. Ce n'est pas du chagrin que j'endure, c'est une espèce de manque, d'amputation, un malaise body si peu définissable que je le confonds avec l. a. faim, los angeles soif, los angeles migraine ou los angeles fatigue. Cela se traduit par des crises courtes, des bâillements d'inanition, un écoeurement malveillant.

Mon pauvre beau ! Il ne voulait rien me dire, d'abord : il cachait sa neurasthénie de Parisien surmené. Il s'était mis à croire aux vins de coca, aux pepto-fers, à toutes les pepsines, et un jour il s'est évanoui sur mon cœur... Il était trop tard pour parler de campagne, de régime doux, de petit voyage : tout de suite, j'ai deviné, sur des lèvres réticentes du médecin, le mot de sanatorium..."

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But her heart was filled with foreboding. It would be too difficult to make the trip alone, Gio¯ felt, and therefore she took her younger sister, Ginyo, with her, as well as two other shirabyo¯shi dancers, the four of them going in one carriage to Nishi-hachiijo¯. Upon her arrival, Gio¯ was not shown to the seat she had previously been accustomed to occupy, but instead to a far inferior place where makeshift arrangements had been made. ” she exclaimed. “Although I was guilty of no fault, I was driven out of the house.

S aiko¯ : Shishi-no-t ani conspirator; executed by Kiyomori. S hunkan : bishop, high official at the Hossho¯-ji temple, and Shishi-notani conspirator; exiled and never pardoned. Yasuyori (Taira): minor member of the Taira clan and Shishi-no-tani conspirator. The head abbot of Mount Hiei has been exiled by the court as punishment for the attack by the warrior monks. The monks are outraged at this unprecedented action and retaliate by recapturing their abbot on his way to his place of banishment.

Replied Kiyomori, and Hotoke was thus helpless to move. Later, Kiyomori, apparently quite unaware of Gio¯’s feelings, asked how she had been faring since they met last. “Lady Hotoke seems so terribly bored,” he remarked. ” Having come this far, Gio¯ did not feel that she could disregard the prime minister’s wishes. And so holding back her tears, she sang the following song in the imayo¯ style: Buddha was once a common mortal, and we too one day will become buddhas. All alike endowed with the buddha nature, how sad this gulf that divides us!

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