Friday, February 10, 2012

Day Forty-One: "In a Tub" by Amy Hempel


This short short story is about listening, to yourself, to your heart, to the feel of the body and how it relates to the world around it, a world of cats and empty churches and potted plants that need tending.

How to find your pulse in new ways. An ear to a pillow. A body submerged in water. The bigger picture here is the tub itself, the idea that there has to be a place where we each of us can close our eyes and listen for just a heartbeat.

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