Thursday, May 5, 2016

whirlpool & reticence


Complete Works of Virginia Woolf: The Voyage Out

They stood in a whirlpool of wind; papers began flying round in circles, the door crashed to, and they tumbled, laughing, into chairs. 

This reticence - this isolation - that's what's the matter with modern life! 


1. a place in a river or the sea where currents of water spin round very fast;
2. something that has or seems to have the action, motion, or power of a whirlpool;

the quality of being reticent; reserve.

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