I nabbed the hand model job I auditioned for a few weeks ago. Go figure. It was an interesting assignment, nothing strenuous ,but a very long day. Becoming a hand model had never crossed my mind. I don't know if I could make a living at it, I just found very little joy in thinking about my hangnails so much!
The interview with Author John Connolly went well and was an enjoyable experience. I found combining ASL with the interview a satisfying challenge. I don't know what's next on that front.
Since I last blogged I've finished 3 books. The first was "Wench" by Dolan Perkins-Valdez. It's a story that takes place before the Civil War. Through the eyes and hearts of four black enslaved mistresses. Valdez speaks eloquently to us about Tawawa House, a resort in Ohio, where slave masters vacation, away from their Southern plantations and Southern wives, bringing with them their Black slave mistresses.
Valdez writes agonizingly of the psychological bond the women have with the men who enslave them and dehumanize them, but at the same time are their lovers and the fathers of their children. When these women interact and mingle for the first time with free Blacks, running away becomes for the first time an option. The complexity of the slave/lover relationship makes that decision a choice between two different kinds of death.