paper dolls and my grandmother
March 4, 2014
I had paper dolls when I was a kid.
I spent a lot of time with my grandmother.
I was dressing the paper dolls in ski clothes one day.
[It’s not my fault, some sort of Sochi winter Olympics shit was going down.]
My grandmother said, “Yeah it’s easy to dress them in ski clothes when you’re sitting under the air conditioning vent.”
Then she laughed.
I don’t think anyone else got my grandmother’s laugh.
[It was summer in California.]
[In a drought year.]
[And fucking hot.]
[If The Onion had been around then? My grandmother would have fucking owned it.]
My grandmother loved dogs.
I miss her.