I’ve been reading Orwell biographies.
George Orwell, that is, champion of clear, concise prose, man of ideas, and, as you’re about to see, hopeless romantic.
Biographer Gordon Bowker quotes Orwell complimenting his first wife, Eileen:
“She was a good old stick.”
We all dream of someone saying this about us, yes? Go on, it’s okay to swoon a little.