December 17, 2003
Melanie knows she looks her best when she looks off to the right and into the distance. Not if she turns her whole head, but only if, when facing straight ahead, she averts her eyes to the right as if she doesn't see the people coming toward her on the street. She knows she looks her best this way, her most fetching, her most appealing. She knows because she has practiced this sidelong look in the mirrors that make up three sides of her studio apartment bathroom. It is her best look. It is important for her to look right.