My favourite thing in the world is beautiful writing, so you'd have me no matter what the story was about, whatever happened within it. I love the languid flow, the drenching of sensory detail always welcome but so perfectly necessary to this peek into Parker.
Despite (or because of?) the repeated references to Miss Parker's ongoing infatuation with men, seeing her with a woman like this is the first time I've been able to comprehend her as a in a balanced situation - neither submissive or dominant, merely sexual fun or soppy romantic. Maybe down to the both of them running through the piece as suggestion, slips of experience and memory more than characters latched onto solid ground.
Then Jarod calls, invading the dreamstate but also reinforcing it - I was waiting, throughout, for him to appear again, just forgetting him could be transient, his hold still in place. And somehow, nothing feels complete unless he appears in reference or as voyeur. Regaled to second place by Elana, it's clear that she really has taken the most important role in Parker's life - something even Thomas couldn't do. Like what we feel here is the essence of what Jarod and Miss Parker's relationship has always been (or how I see it - the maybe and brushes and moments). That this results in Jarod a little off balance and Parker a step removed from him and uncaring enough to just tell him her own realization...Reviewer: a tattered rose Signed [Report This]
Date: 12/12/11 05:58 pm
I did not get it. Who is Elana?Reviewer: lucitana Anonymous [Report This]
Date: 26/06/06 11:01 am