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


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?

on copper leaves
the cat chases a string



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