The Housekeeper and The Professor –
©️ Seemita Sas

At the end of my first day, I noticed a new note on the cuff of his jacket. “The new housekeeper,” it said. The words were written in tiny, delicate characters, and above them was a sketch of a woman’s face. It looked like the work of a small child – short hair, round cheeks, and a mole next to the mouth – but I knew instantly that it was a portrait of me. I imagined the Professor hurrying to draw this likeness before the memory had vanished. The note was proof of something, that he had interrupted his thinking for my sake.”



A quiet delight of a novel that I have the pleasure of rereading on a morning that looks familiar and is yet, full of surprises.

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