Learning to ride, falling down, getting back on
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Judith Claire Mitchell’s most recent novel is A Reunion of Ghosts. A retired professor, she now writes at her home in the Wisconsin woods as deer, wild turkeys, and sandhill cranes commute past her window.
A middle-aged New England lawyer, you were dressed like a cowboy. This, as much as anything else, underscored that it was over between us. A suede-fringe jacket. Snakeskin boots with stacked heels. An oversized Stetson. What, I said, no spurs?