Cenzo said, “Do you hear that, Nido? A girl is willing to go where grown men are afraid to tread. How does that make you feel?” “That my skin comes first …”
For his brother, everything was geometry. One angle determined another angle, which determined a third angle, and so on.
Í once boxed in Burma. I had a friend there who was a veterinarian and he had a friend, a woman, who got a pet python when it was just a baby. S’true. A beautiful snake with amber eyes. As it grew, it would coil up in her lap when she was reading and coil next to her in bed when she was asleep. One night, the veterinarian got a phone call from the woman. She was nervous because, instead of coiling, the python was stretched out next to her in bed. Completely stretched. From head to tail. The veterinarian told her to get out of bed and out of the house. He said, “It’s measuring you.” “What are you trying to tell me?” “Be careful who you embrace.”