Robert said that his books and his reading keep him so inspired and compelled to keep on with his own writing that when his friends come over and ask him what he is writing about (and then laugh when he tells them) that he just doesn’t mind.
He said that the reading gives him the third eye of salvation because this is what, say, Dante does when you read him properly, etc. Makes you see in colour, etc.
He said he makes everybody a cup of coffee and they all say: come on Robert, give it a break and he says: but I can’t…
Today he is at the shop looking for a particular journal of Egyptian Archaeology….he says the world is a rich place, yielding more reading than he can ever do. And he laughs, so happy with his rich perplexing world and all the books still to read to write.
Sculpture by Eoghan Bridge