Thursday, December 2, 2010

Saverio stays at a hostel down the hill for three days. He speaks with the Lydia and the Chief and Gabriella. He stops by my house for tea--and now I can knit while he asks me questions. He is like a shark--or some other animal who can hunt out its answers. But he does not seem hard or voracious like a shark. No, he targets a thread and follows it.

I end up telling him about growing up in South Bend. I tell him about my family. I tell him about my father.

I tell him about my letters to Henry, and his letters to me. I think about the card I sent so long ago. I haven't heard a word since.

And Saverio can see that cloud crossing my face, so I try to change the subject.

"What about you?"

He asks me out to dinner.

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