Connie sent me two videos about women over 86. I didn’t identify with the 86 year old gymnast, perhaps because the parallel bars have never beckoned to me. But! Doris Eaton Travis still doing her dance moves seems so natural. We all feel the beat and she still has the moves. A lifetime of training has not deserted her. Surely I am not the only woman who feels the beat?
My father said he discovered the chair in a hotel boardroom. The hotel was being demolished. The room was empty except for the chair.
Ornately carved and high-backed, it was the chair of someone important, but not anymore. It was not anyone’s chair. He brought it to me, his eldest… the kind of gift that is very touching and immense in significance and uselessness.
I’ve carted it around from place to place. It never looks quite right. My furniture is mismatched, but even among my funky collection, this chair looks out of place. It’s too elegantly uncomfortable.
Molly Rose, a friend whose life’s work is to make things better for the disorganized, visited me and clucked over the chair. She walked thoughtfully from room to room. Finally, she lifted it and put it on the large ledge above my bed. The chair fits, but it’s kind of silly perched there. On the other hand when faced with the thought of moving it down and into another spot, I just sigh.
It looks like a throne, I balanced a pyramid of pastel hat boxes on the seat and at the very top I set a far eastern goddess. That makes it a shrine, right?
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