If there is a shell, it is flexible since we can be so many versions of ourselves. The Doric chiton is a single rectangle of woolen or linen fabric. It can be worn plain or with an overfold called an apotygma which is more common to women. Mine was so large that I could comfortably read inside it. Laubach is correct when he says that reading creates “another person.” In the drapery folds and pleats lightly, if we are both swimming and start to drown, I will read about glitter and sparkles and about a safe place where we could go to these places that were not always easy places to go to, but we were all there in an effort to simply live away from civilization. Only one of each of us will still be lost in that special space & time warp that is never explained. I will wait for you there creeping silently.

Critical Response:

« | »