3. Beautiful Things

The inimitable, glorious CB.
I have a story for every one of her songs
and a couple of meet’n’greet moments of glee.
The kind of woman I hope to be.

Izumi said nothing. But I knew, knew from the flutter of a smile across her face and the look in her averted eyes what she couldn’t say. And she made one little movement that she used sometimes when she couldn’t tell me what she felt about me – she raised her hand and drew the tips of her fingers with feather-touch tenderness down my cheek from temple to chin.
– This Is All: The Pillow Book of Cordelia Kenn (Aidan Chambers)

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