Thursday, 21 June 2007

33: Ian?

Ian is sitting in the kitchen in the morning. He is crying. He is crying very quietly. There is no sound. Just crying. A kind of silent hiss. Wet streaks on his face.

Ian? I say.

Ian?

Ian?

I want to tell Ian about Carmella, the new girl. I want to describe her to him. I want him to stop crying so I can describe her. I want to refer to her first as ‘the new girl’ and then later as Carmella. I want to say her name out loud for the first time.

Ian?

Ian?

Ian?

But Ian doesn’t respond so I make some toast instead.

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