Time stands still best in moments that look suspiciously like ordinary life.
Is there a lot of stuff you don’t understand? she said & I said pretty much the whole thing & she nodded & said that’s what she thought, but it was nice to hear it anyway & we sat there in the porch swing, listening to the wind & growing up together.
In the end, I think that I will like that we were sitting on the bed, talking & wondering where the time had gone.
You’re the strangest person I ever met, she said & I said you too & we decided we’d know each other a long time.
I have to hate you, she said. You know too much about me to be trusted.
I have a friend who used to ride bareback in a circus. In one picture I’ve seen she is wearing blue sequins with her smile spread wide as her arms. One time I asked her was it hard to balance? No, she said, you always balance. Only sometimes, she added, you balance on your butt.