It is your mission. You decide to finish Proust. “It’s all downhill after Swann’s Way,” a friend confided. And since it has been five years since you read the last volume, you don’t even remember who the characters are. So Swann’s Way again?
Funny, you’d rather read catalogues. One thing new this spring: all the models are suddenly LGBT. Yes, the women are all holding hands…on a beach…and wearing plenty of things you’d like to buy: embroidered jeans, summery tunics, and slip-on sandals that doubtless would slip off.
If you bought these lovely clothes, you’d be all dressed up with nowhere to go. These days, you mow the lawn for fun. Or go to the grocery store!
The state has “reopened”–it proudly is a hotspot– and it is a bit too much. And so many people are staying home. Restaurant dining rooms are empty. The parking lot at Perkins is empty (perhaps it’s closed altogether). Penney’s is out of business. Supposedly drive-in theaters are open, but I’d like to know where the heck these drive-ins are.
The drive-through at Starbucks is very popular: I’ve seen the lines!
Really, it’s enough to inspire you to stay home and keep reading Proust. I’m going to go eenie-meenie-mo and pick a volume.