Thursday, June 11, 2015

Different capacities for domestic pursuits

Chrissi is tall and green eyed, a long-legged marathon-runner-type woman. A woman who cans and weaves and wins prizes for her preserves and tapestries at various California fairs. I admire such industriousness. Every time I bake a loaf of banana bread, plant a petunia, or fold a fitted sheet I feel so taxed, I must take to the sofa with a novel.
Karen Karbo, The Stuff of Life: A Daughter’s Memoir (New York: Bloomsbury, 2004), p.34.

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