The Farmers' Market and summer influx of travelers winds down. Loving the cool weather and darkening hours. Hibernation begins in November with a writing project, specifically Hattie and Muriel's return.
The year she stopped eating and working and talking, she devolved, draping cloth over mirrors, not brushing her teeth. She went from Emily Dickinson to Sylvia Plath to Anne Sexton, reading their work over and over, copying their words. A day came. She reached for a pencil... cracked egg, hot griddle. Her first poem filled two pages. She now eats oatmeal and wanton soup from the Chinese restaurant.