"Would it have made any sense whatsoever if I had said that the woman in my novel would have one day actually gotten more accustomed to a world without any people in it than she ever could have gotten to a world without such a thing as 'The Descent from the Cross', by Rogier van der Weyden, by the way?
Or without the 'Iliad'? Or Antonio Vivaldi?
I was just asking, really.
As a matter of fact it was at least seven or eight weeks ago, when I asked that.
It now being early November, at a guess.
Let me think.
David Markson (1927-2010). Wittgenstein's Mistress (1988). London: Dalkey Archive Press, 2015, p. 232-233
Imagem: 'The Descent from the Cross' (1438), by Rogier van der Weyden (1400-1464)