My childlike little Gypsy, simple as unworked wood.

One evening I came home to find her gone. I switched on my light and went back and forth to the street until morning, but she didn’t come, not that day or the next or ever again, though I looked everywhere for her. My childlike little Gypsy, simple as unworked wood, as the breath of the Holy Spirit– all she ever wanted was to feed the stove with the big, heavy boards and beams she brought on her back, crosslike, from the rubble, all she ever wanted was to make potato goulash with horse salami, feed her fire with wood, and fly autumn kites. -Bohumil Hrabal, Too Loud a Solitude

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