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).

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