Waiting for my lover | Tennessee Williams, 1943

Tennessee Williams (1911–1983), Self-portrait, undated 
(Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas at Austin.)


“I am sitting at my kitchen table waiting for my lover to arrive with lettuce and tomatoes
and rum and sherry wine and a big floury loaf of bread in the fading sunlight. Coffee is
percolating gently, and my mood is mellow. I have been very happy lately, just wallowing
in it selfishly, knowing it will not last very long, which is all the more reason to enjoy it now.”

 Tennessee Williams, from a letter to Donald Windham wr. c. July 1943

Tennessee Williams (right) and his lover Donald Windham, New York, 1945
 photographed by George Platt Lynes

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