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What is bitter, what is sweet?
« on: April 19, 2019, 11:36:18 pm »
The two were "flying in the bitter, euphoric air." Jack said they could have a "sweet life." What else was bitter, and what was sweet?
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Re: What is bitter, what is sweet?
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2019, 04:48:03 pm »
"He pressed his face into the fabric and breathed in slowly through his mouth and nose, hoping for the faintest smoke and mountain sage and salty sweet stink of Jack but there was no real scent, only the memory of it, the imagined power of Brokeback Mountain of which nothing was left but what he held in his hands."

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Re: What is bitter, what is sweet?
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2019, 04:50:43 pm »
What a powerful sentence. Thank you, Sonja!
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Re: What is bitter, what is sweet?
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2019, 04:56:22 pm »
I had to check it, wasn't sure, but I did seem to remember that the word "sweet" was in the description of the (non-)smell of the shirt.

Can't think of another sentence with the word "bitter" off the top of my head though.

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Re: What is bitter, what is sweet?
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2019, 08:02:07 am »
"I did once." The tone was bitter and accusatory.

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Re: What is bitter, what is sweet?
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2019, 03:04:29 pm »
Good catch, Chrissi!

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Re: What is bitter, what is sweet?
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2019, 07:02:17 pm »
Yes, Chrissi! Also, remember the scene of Alma sitting at a table between a coffee cup and a sugar container, while Ennis was preparing to go off on his fishing trip with Jack?
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