Collecting bottles, tossing leftovers, taking out the garbage
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Henley O’Brien is the pseudonym of a freelance editor who has worked in six countries since college. She now lives in London. Much of what there is to know about her can be summarized like this: she has a mild grape allergy and still eats grapes.
As the girls and I carry the boat on our shoulders along the river, spectators who would have slapped our backs and beamed if we had gold slung around our necks just let us walk by. I understand now why he hates losing so much, why he refuses to let us do it: we are suddenly unremarkable, and we have made him unremarkable, too.