Sometimes I would ask questions about the paintings hanging fromwire cables. The creepiest one showed a woman in a long black dress andheadscarf standing behind a pile of blown-up dead people, holding a rifle andstaring at me with wide blank eyes like she was expecting to die any minuteand didn't care. I wanted to know why these people were killing eachother and if anything like this had ever happened in America, but whenever Iasked questions, Emily would roll her eyes. \"God,\" she would say,\"don't get nay room started.\"
When we got to the Southwest building, a tall gray tower withmirrored windows, my shirt stuck to my skin and my eyes fuzzed from the sun.We walked through a revolving door and into the air conditioning. There was amarble floor and two silver elevators with a framed letter board in betweenthem, listing the offices.
Dakota has buttoned the buttons and rolled up the sleeves of the dwarfing, white moonlit shirt. He wonders if she's getting ready to split at this late hour and where she will go and what she will do after his rough behavior. Back to her hated school to tell on him, or to bring the police down on his head He doesn't think she'll tell the cops. Knowing it will do no good and that he has done the right thing in the wrong way, he won't try to stop her, whatever she does. Much as he wants to, he won't even let her know he's awake, the same as he used to fool Little Grandmother. Is he surprised when she slips into the bed with him No. Is he glad
Pablo and Dakota gaze in wonder at the gentle curves and spectacular colors of the landscape, the incredible whiteness of the clouds like loaded ships floating away, the shimmering blue of the lake, the calmer blue of the sky, the dark green of the surrounding jungle dotted with flowers, fruit and birds, red and orange and yellow. It seems that shadows have been lifted like veils from the world so its colors shine with a new, almost painful intensity. But, if anything, it is the pain of cure, the landscape healing them through their eyes. 1e1e36bf2d