The sky above you really is bigger.
The natural colors around you really are brighter.
“You can never have enough color,” she says. “It gives a girl ideas.”
The night was going to be special. Private.
She wore this to dinner (on her porch). A color-drenched cotton, a little longer than her usual design but moved with her in a way he still talks about today.
She sliced him a peach, peeling it into one continuous helix, proceeding to slide each slice slowly between his lips.
All this, and the rest of it, went smoothly. He slept on the rope swing next to her. She watched his chest for a while, listening to the night’s version of silence.
They both remember that dinner-but for different reasons, of course.
Austin Dinner Skirt (No. 4325). 100% cotton, fully lined in cotton voile. Seven panels at front and back. Left invisible zipper with hook and eye. Below knee length.
Women’s sizes: 0 through 20.
Color: Multicolored Print in Pink, Orange, Green, Yellow and Purple.
Price: $98 Now: $44