Monday, May 16, 2022

Reader's Diary #3008 - Kathy Fish: Today When I Asked You About a Couple We Knew in Canberra

 Sometimes when I can't get to sleep I'll try to remember the names of everyone I've ever met. A quick Google search tells me that estimates of the number of people the average person meets in life is anywhere between 10,000 to 80,000. It's shocking how many people we forget.

In Kathy Fish's "Today When I Asked You About a Couple We Knew in Canberra" the narrator is struggling to recall the names of the titular characters. Directed at me the reader, taking on the role of her husband, I'm of no help.

Finally it clicks into place and their names unlock even more memories of them. It ends on a lovely image that I wonder if we're suppose to compare to ourselves as a couple. In any case, it's a nice domestic story.

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