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Pointy Hearts and Polka-Dot Leggings7/25/13
You cling to me, the memory of you clings to me, as much as I cling to it. You're there in my head every single day of course, but you're also there in more tangible ways, like the milk crate you didn't need when you moved out that's now full of my stuff. You're there in the red polka-dot leggings I rescued from your cast-offs, leggings that don't smell like you two months later but which I'll keep and maybe even wear, in some melodramatic solidarity with things you once must have loved but don't want anymore, imagining parallels in myself.
You are in this notebook, one of several you gave me on the same occasion as the milk crate, notebooks you used but didn't fill, notebooks with perforated edges missing their pages like gangly grape stems left once all the grapes have been eaten. You are especially in the pages of the notebooks that you didn't tear out, the notes about theater history and conducting tempos, the drawing of a building in Heidelberg, Germany labeled, “Urb
The Parlour IncidentOne day in July, I believe it was, I found myself sitting with several acquaintances in Christopher's parlour. It was one of those deliciously lazy afternoons which only the summer in her full glory can bring. The room had a wan, listless light to it, relaxing the other guests and myself as we languidly chatted over tea and crumpets. The air was also sluggishly heavy, dulling the senses to a slowly-blended calm engendered by the heat of St. Othniel's southerly climate.
At length, after much stimulating conversation, Christopher stood, producing a book of sheet music.
"What do you all say to a bit of music?" he asked.
"Certainly," I answered.
"Oh yes, please do darling!" Tabitha exclaimed, "he's quite the maestro."
Christopher laughed, shaking his head.
"Now, now love, I'd not go that far."
He strode over to the piano as the other guests urged him on. Ida entered the room bearing a merrily steaming teapot and more crumpets.
"More tea sirs?" she inquired, shooting sideways glances at her
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