. I began this posting with a dot, a frequently used symbol that's accustomed to appearing at the end. It knows better, of course. A speck. From dust to dust. A divider or connector, too, between things like tenths and ones. It's also good for abbreviating, as in Wis. Ubiquitous. Maybe in my next life, I could be a period (when I was a child, the conclusion of Handel's Messiah taught me how long a period can be)
...on second thought, I might choose an ellipsis, closely related but a bit or two more special, open-minded, nonjudgmental, without the bad connotations, such as the once a month doldrums that visit most of us...
everything is wonderful and then, suddenly, a boom lowers. Two days without broadband was no big deal, but on the third CenturyLink is toast. Someone asks the conductor how he wants to pronounce "Jesu," he says "Gee-sue," and three months' practice of Christmas music becomes puke. A sixty-two degree indoor temperature is a great way to kill bacteria and then, bam, it's killing us. Our views of Thunder Ridge and the James River Face could content us for life; shazam, wouldn't it be fun wandering the streets of Paris?
"Yes," says Virginia, "it's marvelous to have options -- in the mind as well as real life. Some people don't, you know."
The Bowman Women; A Work In Progress
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