story: “The Adventure of a Soldier”
author: Italo Calvino
year: 1984 (English translation)
where: Philadelphia train
note: Such great description of how time stretches in the moments of nearness to someone we desire.
a line: “This meeting of calves was precious, but it came at a price, a loss: in fact, the body’s weight was shifted and the reciprocal support of the hips no longer occurred with the same docile abandon.”