Friday, March 04, 2005

instructions for when traveling abroad (draft)

Nonetheless, a flashlight is indepensable. Beware the winded, or plundered, or spilled. You never know when bonelessness may prevent accident, particularly when dancing with Italian men.

On every continent, obscurity invents mystery. Chewing gum may help. A petticoat beneath a black skirt may mend the interstices between syllables. Be prepared.

For every vaulted ceiling, or tattered calendar, draw an x across your forearm. Do not long to steal the chandelier or place oranges at the foot of St. Cecelia.

On Saturdays, wash your lingere in white, scentless soap.

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