Asters and Fruit on a Table, Henri Fantin-Latour
10,180. Wrote a few words this morning in the manuscript about Gadiel Rachor, whom I’ve not written much about at all, although he is closely connected to Ferrant. I know a little about Gadiel. He is the son and grandson of a physician and was educated as a physician himself, although he’s not practiced medicine in a long time. He is, in the story, turning out to be of more interest to me than I’d at first determined. Gaius is also a physician. I think a new story connection just opened up. The writing of this novel is like an excavation, an archaeological expedition. The more I write, the more I think, the more layers I discover.