1. Trying on frames without the benefit of clear vision makes the task a bit tricky. I'm depending on the assistant to help me choose a fashion statement. In order not to carry this burden alone, she calls over two more assistants. I model pair #1 and pair #2 with the instruction, "I want to look younger without coloring my hair." All three blurt out, "PAIR #1!!"
2. The guy likes to talk a lot. Loads of stories about other people, acquaintances, the war (Vietnam I assume). Every story has a slight racial edge. I cringe inside, not knowing what I might hear next. He says, "Yankee", a lot. It all began over my ethnic-sounding last name. I am pleased when he asks me where I'm from and I get to say, "New York." Somehow, I feel as though I have the last word even though I've spoken very little.
3. A swelling, black storm with jagged lightening crept over us this evening. I watched from the porch until it felt safer to watch from a window.