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Monday, May 30, 2016

The Captain's Sculpture, parts 224 - 227


 
224. It did not surprise me that her husband had such negative ideas about his wife’s concerns; it was obvious to me that he considered all of his wife’s art interests to be simply social activity, the same as a bridge club.


 
225. But it was much more complicated than I could have ever imagined. After telling me the high points of their argument she added this: “I came into the kitchen this morning and he had some old papers and notebooks of the table that he was looking through.”


226. He handed me a faded mimeographed booklet from junior high school, he was listed in the content page because of a poem he wrote.


 
227. His poem in the booklet was called “The Cat’s Shadow,” and in the poem there was the line, ‘the shadow of the cat, was more catlike, than the cat.’

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