From THE SHELTERING SKY
- Paul Bowles 1949
"Because we don't know when we will die, we get to think of life as an inexhaustable well. Yet everything happens only a certain number of times, and a very small number really. How many more times will you remember a certain afternoon of your childhood, some afternoon that is so deeply part of your being that you, that you can't even conceive of your life without it. Perhaps four or five times more, perhaps not even that. How many more times will you watch the full moon rise? Perhaps 20. And yet it all seems limitless."
Paul Bowles died in Tangiers, Morocco on 11.18.1999
BBC NEWS OBITUARY
Paul Bowles Symposium
New School for Social Research, New York September 1995
1985 Bowles reading of:
HERE I AM
Bowles with Composer/Writer Phillip Ramey.
Photos taken at Paul Bowles Symposium, New School for Social Research, New York 9.20.95
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