Was I ready for this? I looked in the mirror, not wanting to see what might be there. The face that peered back at me was well made up, conservative in the Jackie O tradition. The manicure was professional, with short nails done in clear polish. A black Chanel suit was completed with black heels from Saint Laurent. The pearls that he had given me so long ago sat well in my ears. A Chanel envelope purse and black gloves rested on the table. My hands trembled as I lifted the hat to my head. Funerals are never easy.
(c) 2015 Bonnie Cehovet
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