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From the translator’s journal ~Silhouette of fertility ②~

When I tweeted
the words “silhouette of fertillity”,
I remembered the last scene of
The Plague by Albert Camus,

It was the scene of Tarrou
who was on his deathbed.

The scene of Tarrou and Mrs. Rieux.
There was a gentle and nostalgic communion
between them.

Camus depicted so well
the gentleness and nostalgy
seen only in a shadow.
(May 25, 2022)