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A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Founder & General Editor
Volume 6, Number 1, March 2012

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Anne Curran
Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand


Nana's Girl

My Nana was an impeccable seamstress who used to sew me natty corduroy, trouser suits and frilly, layered skirts. Of course, I was delighted with the admiration these clothes fetched from family and friends.

I remember that gorgeous, young hairdresser who used to carefully thread copper and gold highlights through my hair in my twenties. At the end of my appointment, I left his salon feeling like the cover girl from Vogue.

In the fullness of an Autumn evening, I consider whether dressing with more femininity might soften an independent streak, make me feel more assured, more alive somehow.

Tonight, I feel keen to make changes. I visualize the beautiful, long, blond curls of Trelisse Cooper, and think why not?

streetlight
on copper leaves
the cat chases a string

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