a sporadic effort to keep my brain from moldering, Ive begun to memorize shorter poemsby Auden, Donne, Ogden Nash, and morewhich I recite to myself some nights while walking my dog, Harrys successor fox terrier, Andy. Have I experienced what neurologists call a TIAa transient ischemic attack? Wildly sociable, like others of his breed, he grew a fraction more reserved in maturity, and learned to cultivate a separate wagging acquaintance with each fresh visitor or old pal he came upon in the living room. The dead have departed, but gestures and glances and tones of voice of theirs, even scraps of clothingthat pale-yellow Saks scarfreappear unexpectedly, along with accompanying touches of sweetness or irritation. How was the crme brle? Carol is around still, but less reliably. And.s, trips to the ballet, the time when. I put in your name and my name and little Teddys name and weight, and when wed be home again and, you know, ready to see friends.
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