If Your House Were Burning Down…

From composer Ned Rorem’s introduction to Jean Cocteau’s book The Difficulty of Being

A literary monthly once posed a question to several writers:

“If your house were burning down and you could take one thing, what would it be?”

“I’d take the fire,” answered Jean Cocteau.

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