This girl I used to wait tables with…..

Yeah, we used to call her Struggles.

Cuz that’s what she does.

Locked up in the struggle box………..

Yeah, but she’ll be all right. She ain’t smart, but she’s cute enough.

DFWallace and David Markson…..and periods and reflections offhand

DFWallace in his afterword for Wittgenstein’s Mistress (aptly, partially entitled The Empty Plenum) READ IT

discusses interpretations of the heroine’s menstruation.

For those of you who have not experienced the phenomenon of bleeding, involantarily, without clotting, at varying rates, 24 hrs a day for like 6 days, two things to consider from someone who does know this:

We can track time by bleeding much more easily than by the moon cycle (it has been suggested those are correlated). Men folk had to do math and sheet and navigate by stars?

Additionally, she could get approximate self-age by the presence of absence of

Watch “The Temptations Papa Was A Rolling Stone 1972 Single Version” on YouTube…….AND CONSIDER BE- WORDS

betrothed

beholden

bemused

BESPOKE

BELOVED

beatitudes

befuddled

Have you met the wolf of the steppes?

If not why the eff not. Barely over 200 pg and quite novel for a novel.

Re-reading it at mo, great bit from p8

He had thought more than other men, and in matters of the intellect he had that calm objectivity, that certainty of thought and knowledge, such as only really intellectual men have, who have no axe to grind, who never wish to shine, or to talk others down, or to appear always in the right.