Person, Body, Other

George Painter in his biography of Proust in the chapter "The Death of Saint-Loup" reports

[...] and in one of his letters of condolence to the heartbroken Mme de Pierrebourg he told her, alluding to the death of Bergotte, that in his 'third volume' she would find a discussion of 'death, or rather this discord between the survival of the person we have lost, and his apparent annihilation from the universe', which would bring her both pain and comfort.

Pain of loss enrobed in pleasing memory: a blanket view of the universe.

And so for day 260