'Many levels with Maria' is one of 46 memory sketches from the new book 'Glimpses.'
Look for the posting under Material section fairly soon.
'Many levels with Maria
My neighbor Maria talked about there being a void in the air, an emptiness with an edge
to it. Family wasn't right, people weren't right, friends weren't right, the neighborhood wasn't right, the world wasn't right. Even machines and gadgets had an attitude. Eighty
two year old Lloyd was lewd to Maria, putting his hand on her thigh and suggesting certain acts to her. No, things weren't right.
Later that day, wanting to send a photo to her friend showing her tremendous weight loss, she asked me to photograph her in her new "slut pants" and her belt that matched her purse her friend had bought for her.
Today, you have to dance on many levels.