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A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Founder & General Editor
Volume 7, Number 3, September 2013


Alexis Rotella
Arnold, Maryland, USA

Remember this Moment

The day in the fish market when I saw my reflection in the window—long black hair, a red cotton wrap-around skirt with three tiers that showed off my tiny waist, knee-high socks with a crazy design, red ankle-wrap sandals bought at Lago di Como the year before.

“Remember this moment,” I tell myself, “remember it well.”

And so again, I think back to that moment when the fish monger handed me two dozen mussels in a yellow net bag and wished me a good day.

My summer wardrobe—
all white
baggy linens
and shoes
with added arch supports.



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