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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

June drabbles - 8

All they want is the facts: Age—newborn; height—long; weight—heavy; eyes—gray; hair—black, then baby-fuzz balding, then fair; temperament—sweet (till the terrible twos, threes, fours, teenagerhood); and smile—delightful.

Just the facts, they say. Fill the form: Age—twenty-one; height—taller than Mom; weight—heavier; eyes—gray; hair—dark (usually, though sometimes fair or gray or the color of the day); temperament—mostly kind, generally quiet; experience—college office, college jobs, college degree…

Just the facts: His mother loves him, now, then and forever, and really isn’t quite sure how he got from there to here.

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