References for Theme: Romulus, My Father
- Gaita, Raimond
- Romulus, My Father (1998)
(p.97) I have never seen a workman as skilled as my father. His unboastful confidence in what he could do impressed me as much as his achievements. He was so at ease with his materials and always so respectful of their nature that they seemed in friendship with him, as though consenting to his touch rather than subjugated by him.This extended beyond his ironwork. He made the jeans we wore and for both of us, good, ‘Sunday’ trousers. He mended and made shoes. As an expression of gratitude to a woman who had been kind to him, he made a beautiful...
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