Archive for July 12th, 2007



These are freshly washed….

It began when Lou Bigelow and Toby Maytree first met. He was back home in Provincetown after the war. Maytree first saw her on a bicycle. A red scarf, white shirt, skin clean as an eggshell, wide eyes and mouth, shorts.*

Sweet image. Except for the clean eggshell idea. I suspect anyone who’s collected chicken eggs doesn’t think of eggshells as clean. Remember where they come from….

Thinking of two close friends today: gallstone surgery for one; first dose of chemo for Kevyn.

* Annie Dillard, “The Maytrees” (2007).