Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Out of the Chrysalis: February 24, 2016

Luna Moth by Craig Sargent
. . . being a woman.  Perhaps that was the thing that came out , that remained, it was partly the dress, but all the little chivalries and respects of the drawing-room – all made her feel that she had come out of her chrysalis and was being proclaimed what in the comfortable darkness of childhood she had never been – this frail and beautiful creature, before whom men bowed, this limited and circumscribed creature who could not do what she liked, this butterfly with a thousand facets to its eyes and delicate fine plumage, and difficulties and sensibilities and sadnesses innumerable; a woman.
“The Introduction”  (CSF 185)

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