Keeping warm.

Oh, yes, she knew all his favorites. Favorite dinner. Favorite dessert. Favorite sweater. Favorite Netflix movie. Favorite brand of beer. Favorite spot for the coffee cup. She knew all those things and gave him all those things. It wasn’t enough. He still beat her.

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Author: Virginia DeBolt

Writer and teacher who writes blogs about web education, writing practice, and pop culture.

2 thoughts on “Favorites”

  1. As the days become chillier and shorter, I dig into my large plastic storage box searching for my favorites. There they are. Clean, folded neatly; just waiting. My favorite way of dressing at home is simple. I love my soft stretch leggings with turtleneck tops and a lightweight jacket or sweater in case I need to be warmer. Those elastic waistbands are very forgiving for post-menopausal women. Next, is a pair of comfy floral patterned knee socks. To top it all off sitting down in my comfy living room wing chair with a good book and my dog by my side is one of my autumn favorites. I don’t need anything more.

  2. Favorites are few now . Once , I had a favourite teacher , classmate , pop singer , movie , food , drink etc.etc. the list was endless. Now , I am not so sure ,anymore.Some icons have fallen from grace , others have passed away . Everyone else appears good, all singers sing well , and most of the foods taste the same .

    Most of the newspapers too , deal with a story in a similar manner . Same things are said . Cliches. Maybe I am old enough to recognise repetition . Or more forgiving now , of people’s flaws , now that I too have seen some in my own self , or , extrapolating , in my “favourites”.

    My kids display the same passionate , vociferous display of territorial pride that I once did. Perhaps they too will learn to see themselves in others, as time passes . Or recognise their authors , boy-bands elsewhere too .

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