Conversation at Café Nefeli
shaggy boy to jo : "i see you're reading parnell. is that parnell the irishman?"
jo to shaggy boy : "no... the financial reformer..."
[jo attempts to explain why financial reform was so important to the making of modern political discourse]
[shaggy attempts to look impressed]
jo : "so what's that you're writing?"
shaggy boy : "oh, um," [flips pages] "you know, um," [looks at pages, distressed]
j : “whatever the muse sends you?”
s : “if only it were the muse... ” [looks disappointed]
j : “that’s the problem, isn’t it? she has so many ugly sisters.”
s : “yeah... you gotta kiss a lot of frogs”