Here’s a taste of Poole’s article “Love is Not My Language,” in THE WRITE PLACE AT THE WRITE TIME.
I’ve had two divorces, not as many Elizabeth Taylor, but enough. After the first one, I cut off my hair and took two years of beginner’s Spanish at the college level. Far from fluent, I felt a surge of power every time I spoke in Spanish to someone in New York’s diverse community where I was living.
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