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189. Close the Blinds
She called his name. Then she said “hello”
and slow. He said, “My name’s not Hello.
are you going to learn that?” He went
the living room. She asked him to close
blinds. She was getting dressed. She was afraid
people across the street could see into the
. He told her that nobody was interested in
her get dressed. She said there were a
of weirdos in New York City. Who knew
kind of weirdos lived across the street? He
out the window. “Wow, you’re right,” he said. “
’s looking at us with binoculars.” He waved. He
the blinds. He went back into the kitchen.
said “hello” again, loud and slow. He walked
into the living room. He asked, “What now?”
said one blind wasn’t fully closed. “Someone can
see me,” she said.