Thursday, November 10, 2005

The Peeper of Chapel Ave

Nice of Bennett to provide a piece of paraphilia to today’s proceedings…What is it Auden said of the voyeur? Peeping Toms are never praised, like novelists or bird watchers, for their keenness of observation?

Was Jim just a hapless, callow youth, or drooling maniac? Perhaps he was, as was the original Tom, looking for Lady Godiva. He was simply looking for her in the Cuddy’s window. Since gone. I’d put this complex in the mid-50s.

And Bennett’s house, which contained the one neighborhood window into which he did not peer, has been replaced as such:

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