Monday, November 19, 2012

What we lost.

She was tall and long-legged.  Pear-shaped, if one is going by fruit.  I suppose she wasn't beautiful, although I could never really look at anyone else when she was around.  She had high cheekbones and a pointed chin, huge eyes in a small, elfin face, and she was always, always, smiling. She was graceful, of course, they are all graceful, but she was also bubbly, bouncy, she was always a little lighter than everyone else.  She could dance to the growliest, juke-joint blues guitar and it became something uplifting, something that carried you up, made you laugh. 

She moved like joy

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