I re-read The Great Gatsby a few days ago, and fell in love with it all over again.
I don’t think there are many passages in any book more beautiful and incredible than this one:
The only completely stationary object in the room was an enormous couch on which two young women were buoyed up as though upon an anchored balloon. They were both in white, and their dresses were rippling and fluttering as if they had just been blown back in after a short flight around the house. I must have stood for a few moments listening to the whip and snap of the curtains and the groan of a picture on the wall. Then there was a boom as Tom Buchanan shut the rear windows and the caught wind died out about the room, and the curtains and the rugs and the two young women ballooned slowly to the floor.
-From The Great Gatsby, Chapter 1, by F. Scott Fitzgerald
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