“The Collector” / A Memorable Fancy #189

“My goal is to meet 100 new people this month,” and even “I want my dog to meet 20 new dogs this month.” So that’s why Sally was in the dog park that day, where are there were lots of people and lots of dogs. That’s why she was chatting up new people and new dogs, ignoring me and my dog. We’d met last week in the dog park, and I’d already become a tick-mark in her mental list. Or perhaps she writes down the names of her new friends and her dog’s new friends, pressing them flat in books, like butterflies.


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