As Time Goes By.
pg. 49 THE SUBURBAN PROMISED LAND CHANGES EVERY ONE? YES.
Mimi and Etienne both worked at the B & P Bank. Also both fought all the time. In private. In front of friends who visited them enjoying the long ride at the edge of the ocean. Enjoying the long ride at the edge of the ocean. Admiring their three bedroom home, one and a half baths, two car garage. But the woman in the mirror told Mimi, I’m so pretty. Is this all I’m going to get out of life? Work, work, work? I want to be protected, treasured, appreciated. Etienne didn’t speak to the woman in the mirror. She made him feel inadequate. I’m doing the best I can, he would say. Too soon it would not be enough. Too soon. SHE WAS WALKING downhill when a small pickup stopped. Can I give you a ride? The man in heavy denim shirt and coveralls smiled. Thank you. I thought you drove a car. Mimi said while nervously trying to ease herself onto the seat. I do. I’m T. J. The smile broadened. Full of questions his eyes—one green, one blue? How strange she thought. And you are my neighbor? Yes, my name is Mimi.