KILLING COMMENDATORE by Haruki Murakami
“Just like a reader might carefully copy down in a notebook each word and phrase he liked in a book.” – seeking “intent” in the painting as well as the book, I guess.
Also he feels under ‘surveillance’ himself as a client seeks his last portrait, with proper sitting, tête-à-tête, it seems. More as a business expense than a work of art? But I must stop this resumption of summarising the plot, as I go through in real-time, as the world potentially erupts around me, by climate and trumpate.