mavis gallant lies in a marked grave.
when i was last in Paris (2015) mavis was (temporarily) in an unmarked grave, tucked inside the crypt of a friend’s family, and this troubled me greatly. today i emailed her agent and asked about her status and he informed me that she rests quietly in her own space. this makes me unbelievably happy, i don’t know why.
the work is hard, life is hard.
i’ll lay a wreath for Mavis when i’m next in Paris.