Laurie Lee in Valladolid - in the middle of 1935

from As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning, page 77:

I was awakened next morning by the high clear voice of a boy singing in the street below. The sound lifted me gradually with a swaying motion as though I was being cradled on silken cords. It was cool crisp singing, full-throated and pure, and surely the most painless way to be wakened - and as I lay there listening, with the sun filtering across me, I thought this was how it should always be. To be charmed from sleep by a voice like this, eased softly back into life, rather than by the customary brutalities of shouts, knocking, and alarm-bells like blows on the head... The boy was …   more >>
cite as

Laurie Lee, As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning (Harmondsworth, 1974), p. 77. accessed: 22 May, 2024

location of experience: Valladolid


Laurie Lee

Experience Information

Date/Time in the middle of 1935
Medium live
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Fri, 04 Jul 2014 18:03:52 +0100