Professor Perlman! Thank you so much. It’s so nice to meet you. I can show you around. That’d be great. Thank you. So what do you do around here? Read books. Transcribe music. Swim at the river. Go out at night. Sounds fun. Alright. Later! Just watch, this is how he’ll say goodbye to us when the time comes. Later. Meanwhile, we’ll have to put up with him for six long weeks. Muscles are firm. Not a straight body in these statues. They’re all curved. Sometimes impossibly curved and so nonchalant. Hence their ageless ambiguity, as if they’re daring you to desire. Is there anything you don’t know? If you only knew how little I know about the things that matter. What things that matter? You know what things. Are you saying what I think you’re saying? I shouldn’t have said anything. Just pretend you never did. Nature has cunning ways of finding our weakest spot. Call me by your name and I’ll call you by mine.