"he'd always seen her. the only one. with those eyes the color of aquarium glass seen sideways. that day she'd lingered behind in the otis drawing studio. the students filtering out, but she'd waited, lighting a cigarette, so he could catch up with her, the boy in the tweed jacket with the glass green eyes. he'd brought her a danish from victor benes. of all things. not the usual boyish gifts, a hemp necklace, a seedy joint, a ticket to a free concert. a fancy cheese danish stuffed with white raisins. even then sensing her hunger."
-paint it black, janet fitch

this boy is the rest of my life.
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