Day 8: Jackknife by Jan Beatty
In "The Kindness" the narrator creates vivid place and emotion:
I am walking in the psych hospital in Pittsburgh, feeling broken & stripped down--
a hand on the door
from around my body
& I looked up to see the body of a man...
.... I had been blind to my own beauty.
I wrote and quoted in my journal a lot more--but, I think that Beatty creates narrators that are real and sympathetic, vulnerable--and reflect us. I think to say more would be to posture that I can articulate that which is unarticulate.