10/19/2016 - Wednesday
How would I describe her: a work of Art, a frightened, delicate, butterfly of a woman, draped in the haute couture of the day. She was accompanied by a stout, little man with slicked-back hair and a poorly fitted, brown suit with whom she seemed very bored, and who, in turn, seemed to adore her. Several times he summoned the steward to attend to something at their table for her. I imagined her a celebrity of sorts, traveling with her manager. She seemed oblivious to his rude impatience toward the steward. I took an immediate dislike for him. His name, I was to learn later, was Ulrich Bregmann, a minor, but well-connected authority in the Gestapo Command.
I remember the morning sound of a push mower
like the call of a summer bird,
fragrance of fresh-mowed grass,
pleasure of laundry-fresh, perfect-fitting Levis,
thrill of walking her home after school.
Oh, God, it was magic, that Summer.
I was seventeen.
- Went into semi-retirement immediately after high school. Then attended five different colleges for 3 minor degrees in Eng. Lit. (AA), Behavioral Sciences (BA), and Paralegal Procedures (AA)
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