Santa Barbara Harbor Breakwater, August 2012
"What makes this time different from the last time?" Red asked.
"Yes. How is your relationship with Hardt different from your relationship with Peter? As we're both coming out of spectacularly failed marriages and starting new relationships, I'm curious."
"This time, nothing goes unsaid. I don't assume that he can read my mind. I don't presume to know what's on his. Everything - good and bad - is out in the open."
"How's that working? Can you really do that?"
"Not yet, but I'm trying. I'm learning."
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This month's NaBloPoMo theme is "Mask", and today's prompt is "When you saw the word mask, was your first interpretation protection, covering up, persona, or performance?"
My short answer to that prompt is "yes."