Learning to ride, falling down, getting back on
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Violet Snow (Ellen Carter) is a computer programmer and herbalist who is currently building a menstrual hut in her back yard. She and her family (the writer Sparrow and seven-year-old Sylvia) recently moved from Manhattan to Shandaken, New York, in the Catskill Mountains.
It was hard to believe the fox was dead. It’s been frozen for a month and hasn’t decomposed at all. It seems a shame just to bury it. I want the pelt, but where can I find out how to skin it?
Finally I stepped out, looking as elegant as I ever have, in electric blue silk, my hair stylishly vertical. R. whispered, “You look so Republican.” (A week later, he finally apologized.)
Everyone says New Yorkers are cruel (at least New Yorkers say that — it’s part of our Self-Love), but the fact we’re suffering Benevolence Burnout shows we must’ve had some.