They’re Just Family, After All

In anticipation of guests,the hostess – always benton pleasing – carefully selectsthe script, ascribes roles,envisions an afternoonof light repartee, pepperedwith philosophical pondering –satisfactory entertainment. They’re just family, after all,she tells herself, confident in the outcome, fatally smug. Crowd arriving, she failsto read disinterest in eyes,politely attempts to orchestrateinteractions, while they cast about,calculating, shunning protocolsof etiquette, […]

They’re Just Family, After All

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