January 3, 2013
Sliding from functionality to decrepitude. How does it happen? The sixty year old, submissively tired woman, barely looked at the sales clerk that admonished her. Tears slid down her cheeks and she didn't try to hide them, because she knew she couldn't stop them. Her fierce indifference warned the clerk not to ask if she was alright. She kept looking around the sales floor, for a place to calm herself. She thought, If I crawled under the rounder, someone would come and take me away? But where? For how long? She was tempted, but resisted. She plugged on, faking sanity.