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Brilliant Even Cleveland Post

July 2, 2009

I am reposting a page from Even Cleveland  because it warmed my heart. Clothing for me is about story telling and Stephanie so brilliantly managed to capture that.  

BQcDAAAAAwoDanBnAAAABC5vdXQKFlZNejZfeVZnM2hHRzI4OGJXRXBHT0EAAAACaWQKAWUAAAAEc2l6ZQBoo Boo closed the screen door behind her.

She stood on the slight downgrade of her front lawn, with the low, glaring, late afternoon sun at her back. About two hundred yards ahead of her, her son Lionel was sitting in the stem seat of his father’s dinghy. Tied, and stripped of its main and jib sails, the dinghy floated at a perfect right angle away from the far end of the pier. Fifty feet or so beyond it, a lost or abandoned water ski floated bottom up, but there were no pleasure boats to be seen on the lake; just a stern-end view of the county launch on its way over to Leech’s Landing. Boo Boo found it queerly difficult to keep Lionel in steady focus. The sun, though not especially hot, was nonetheless so brilliant that it made any fairly distant image – a boy, a boat – seem almost as wavering and refractional as a stick in water. After a couple of minutes, Boo Boo let the image go. She peeled down her cigarette Army style, and then started toward the pier.

J.D. Salinger, ‘Down at the Dinghy’

One Comment leave one →
  1. July 2, 2009 2:26 pm

    I’m so glad you liked it. Thank you.

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