GOOD IN A CRISIS
At night, for an hour before going to sleep, Ginny readthe personal ads. Not because she was looking for alover, but because she was mesmerized by the languagepeople chose to describe themselves. She found herself underlining standout lines by women and men, old andyoung.
Platinum frequent ﬂier, phenomenal legs, doesmuseums in two hours max
wrote a thirty-six-year-oldbusinesswoman.
Generally a barrel of laughs when not contemplating thoughts of an untimely death
quipped afortysomething ﬁlmmaker. Ginny also enjoyed
Capableof holding entire conversations with answering machines,
Rides badly, speaks three foreign languages badly,cooks badly, but does all with vigor & enthusiasm.
Shesometimes thought of pairing up two ads with each other:
having sushi with
Non-needy seeksother non-needy.
Her affection was stirred by the fellowwho claimed to
appreciate all manner of candor
—he wasseeking a mate with
poise, wit, and joie de vivre.