Sunday, July 7, 2013

How to be a Lady

“I told Alex that, even though I’d gotten kicked out of etiquette school, I’d actually learned how to be a lady from our grandmother, and that it had nothing to do with how you get out of a car or set a table, but with how you treat people: how you look at them when you’re talking, and whether you actually listen when they try to tell you something.”  

~Christian Zwahlen, “It Must Have Been Beautiful, But Now It’s Gone”, a short story from The Sun Magazine / July 2013

Painting by Elisabeth Slettnes

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