Grandma says, “Katy, you need to get out more.”
She says, “You need to go DO something. Do it all.”
She says, “Katy, you need to experience the world while you are still young.”
Grandma says a lot of things, and all of the things she says are things like these things, and she says things like these things practically all of the time.
We hear her every word. We roll her every word around in our hands. Slowly. Considering each for shape and for size. Smoothness and weight. Impact and echoes and related after-effects. For potential to forfend flesh shadows.
We consider Grandma’s words, but we know better than Grandma. We know there is too much to do in here to ever go outside.