Daily Archives: August 1, 2014

91% done with The Leopard

The death scene is quite remarkable – the images of water and the sea crashing over.

This reminds me so much of King Lear, except that instead of him giving up his power, he’s seen it slowly ebb away through events he was either not smart enough, powerful enough, or willing enough to stop.

So sad as he thinks that of 73 years his math adds up to only 2 years of real living, 3 tops. Yet it’s not bitter, either.