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).