“If Only One Could Leave This Life Slowly” (Roman Payne by Photographer Marta Szczesniak)

Photo Copyright 2014 Marta Szczesniak

roman-payne_marta01“It’s not that we have to quit
this life one day, but it’s how
many things we have to quit
all at once: music, laughter,
the physics of falling leaves,
automobiles, holding hands,
the scent of rain, the concept
of subway trains… if only one
could leave this life slowly!”
Roman Payne,


Photo of Roman Payne correcting the manuscript of The Wanderess in the summer of 2014

“Last summer in Paris, working on the very last corrections on the manuscript for”The Wanderess” (chez William Friggione, 4 rue du Dragon, in Saint-Germain-des-Prés).”      – Roman Payne, February 2014        

Roman Payne correcting the manuscript for The Wanderess in Paris, summer of 2014

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