Being the imaginative weirdo that I was, most of my alternate dads were completely and totally fictional, but that didn’t make them any less integral to my emotional development.
Slow dancing, carbohydrates, and a spin cycle: it doesn't take much.
A cornice is another one of those things that seems FOR REAL boring. When things are boring, it’s hard to spend money on them, like laundry detergent or floss. But you have to because dirty clothes and rotten teeth.
I'm sure that in previous lifetime I was dancing in an all-night contest with a sailor on leave in New York, in a dance hall, wearing wedge heels, garters, and that swingy red dress.