Howard translating Deleuze describing

Richard Howard translator of Proust & Signs by Gilles Deleuze renders a description of a party attended by characters who have aged. It is exquisite.

Mme de Guermantes's salon with the aging of its guests, makes us see the distortion of features, the fragmentation of gestures, the loss of co-ordination of muscles, the formation of moss, lichen, patches of mold on bodies, sublime disguises, sublime senilities.

I am truly captivated by that phrase "sublime senilities" — something desperate yet noble about it.

And so for day 630