I actually read this slim volume during my trip to Pennsylvania for the book club meet up in October. I have to admit that while it was a quick read, it didn't really resonate too much with me... likely because I've never read anything by Proust (and probably never will.)
This is a nonfiction title that relates the story of one man's passion for (maybe even obsession with) all things Marcel Proust. Being a librarian married to a book collector, I get the desire to collect to some extent, but I have a hard time going to some of the lengths that Jacques Guerin did.
The imagery that really stuck out to me was really just a tiny mention in Guerin's backstory describing his family's perfume company. The author describes a large, bright room that housed women "sorting through white, yellow, orange, and crimson rose petals, which, once picked over, were piled high in huge wicker baskets."
I ended up wire wrapping some orange and yellow Czech glass flowers to a brass filigree hoop and hanging it from a simple brass chain. I wanted to give a little more movement and visual interest to the pendant so I hung the hoop from the chain slightly off center and then added a dark red glass flower and an orange leaf dangling from the bottom of the hoop.
You can check out what everyone else made this month too:
Sarajo Wentling - That's me!