Tonight. It’s late. The rain falls on the house for hours without stopping — a slow, steady rain. The kind that brings the world to life. Meanwhile I’m here inside, listening to the drumming on the roof. The dinner guests have gone. The dishes have been cleaned, the wine glasses placed back on the […]
I have a certain memory:
I am just a girl — nine, maybe ten.
I am balancing on the long railing that runs around our family’s big raised deck. One foot in front of the other, arms outstretched for balance, I walk a slow circuit, over and over again: amazed at …
I don’t usually write book reviews. But. * I’m one of those people who’s drawn to tiny, elegantly crafted things: Bonsai. Vintage handbags. A certain kind of present that comes in a box small enough to fit in your palm. In a perfect world, I’d probably end up in a rowhouse in Georgetown. I’d populate the narrow […]