Fox, Swallow, Scarecrow
by Eilis Ni Dhuibhne
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Travelling by tram, at least on the Green Line, had a bit of cachet. Being seen on it was not necessarily a bad thing, whereas being seen on a Dublin bus, even a most respectable bus like the 7 or the 11, was an abject admission of social and economic failure. Only the younf, the old and the poor used the bus. But any successful citizen in the prime of life could travel on the Luas, confident that neither their reputation nor self-esteem would be tarnished: doctors and architects, solicitors and designers, all used it, at least at weekends.
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Travelling by tram, at least on the Green Line, had a bit of cachet. Being seen on it was not necessarily a bad thing, whereas being seen on a Dublin bus, even a most respectable bus like the 7 or the 11, was an abject admission of social and economic failure. Only the younf, the old and the poor used More
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She hated him because he was so dependent on her, because he was calling that dependence love.
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She hated him because he was so dependent on her, because he was calling that dependence love.
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There were few moral rules in the world they inhabited, but although they could not articulate it, they knew that Anna had broken one of them. She had stepped outside the woman's place. She had let the side down. She was behaving like a man. Like Gerry, her brother. They could forgive Gerry, because he conformed to type; but they could not forgive her, because she did the opposite, throwing everything into confusion.
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There were few moral rules in the world they inhabited, but although they could not articulate it, they knew that Anna had broken one of them. She had stepped outside the woman's place. She had let the side down. She was behaving like a man. Like Gerry, her brother. They could forgive Gerry, because More
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This was how it was in the Kelly Sweeney house anyway, though, like sex, or quarrels with your spouse, you could never know for sure if your private customs were the same as most other people's, or if they were unique or unusual. And there were still questions you could not ask, even at the book clubs or the writers' groups.
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This was how it was in the Kelly Sweeney house anyway, though, like sex, or quarrels with your spouse, you could never know for sure if your private customs were the same as most other people's, or if they were unique or unusual. And there were still questions you could not ask, even at the book clubs More
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"When will dinner be ready?" he asked.
Sometimes this question, put to her at a time like this, when she had just walked in the door, irritated her profoundly and provoked an angry rejoinder. Although she had been married to Alex for many years, she could still not understand why he could not cook, not even to the extent of putting a pizza in the oven, or why he accepted it as normal that she should make all the decisions and execute or arrange for the executation of every single household task.
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"When will dinner be ready?" he asked.
Sometimes this question, put to her at a time like this, when she had just walked in the door, irritated her profoundly and provoked an angry rejoinder. Although she had been married to Alex for many years, she could still not understand why he could not cook,
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She was an expert at pasting cheerfulness onto her face in the mornings, along with her make-up. Whatever was going on underneath, inside her body or her mind, had to take care of itself while she chirped and chatted, always sounding as if life were a happy game, one long part where everyone enjoyed themselves and nobody misbehaved or suffered any disappointment of any kind. The merry-go-round went round and round, and Kate was one of the people who led it. She was masked like a clown in the circus - and a clown's mask is not a bad thing to have, if your heart is broken. For some people it is enough to see them through the healing time, to the other side, when there heart is whole again.
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She was an expert at pasting cheerfulness onto her face in the mornings, along with her make-up. Whatever was going on underneath, inside her body or her mind, had to take care of itself while she chirped and chatted, always sounding as if life were a happy game, one long part where everyone enjoyed More
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Email ettiquette was different, not subject to the rules of the older ways of corresponding. There was an ambiguity involved in communication by email that gave both sides of the correspondence a certain amount of leeway. ...
Emotions engendered by emails, however, were as shallow and swift as the technology itself. Within minutes of receiving or not receiving one, all feeling connected with the transaction would have been deleted and sent to trash. You would move swiftly on to the next communication, or event, or crisis, or emotion of your life. As communications and their concomitant emotions speeded up, so did their quality dilute.
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Email ettiquette was different, not subject to the rules of the older ways of corresponding. There was an ambiguity involved in communication by email that gave both sides of the correspondence a certain amount of leeway. ...
Emotions engendered by emails, however, were as shallow and swift as the
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