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December 28, 2006
Library books overdue, piled on the bedside table. Words unwritten, the computer open on the desk, waiting. Voicemails and e-mails unheard, unread, unanswered. Open bags still packed from the last trip. Laundry, unwashed, heaped in a basket, the discarded clothes looking abandoned and melancholy. Will they ever be clean, worn again? Dishes in the sink, also unwashed, but rinsed, telling a tale of take-out and delivery, nothing cooked at home. Groceries still in bags, untouched, on the kitchen table. Recycling bins are full of wine and water bottles. Biblical refuse. So many things undone. So many stories, told in objects.