What can YOU say in six sentences?
"The reason I married him," she said, "is because he lets me wear my red petticoat."
She didn't even say it to me; I heard it from someone else, but I know her penchant for wearing red petticoats and other bizarre outfits, so I smiled.
And I kept the memory with me... even as I longed for someone in my life who would "let me wear my red petticoat."
Finally, tired of shape-shifting, I made vows to me and set out anew.
As I met each new person along the road, I put feathers in my hair, picked the olives out of the salad, chased pink horned toads, talked in my sleep, packed my suitcase a week advance, sat cross-legged in the seat of the pickup, asked too many questions.
I wore my red petticoats and they peaked out from beneath my skin.