Pearls: Stephen Tennant

Stephen Tennant

(on approaching 30)

In a soft light I look as youthful & lovely as ever I did, but not in the hard daylight. I like to say “Today I am beautiful”. I do not like to think that a day will come when I can no longer say it – and so endeavour with every means I can contrive to propitiate & divert time – as Scheherazade did her Caliph – Time is my Caliph.

Further reading
A medley of extemporanea
Strange Flowers guide to London: part 2
Stephen Tennant | travel diary, 1948

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