She talks about Virginia Woolf and Darwin as if they’re standing to her left and to her right. She stresses major points with pressed lips, a solid line to mark the definitive.
Her questions are oval.
When she talks about music and Virginia Woolf and Darwin she pulls her lips back in a near invisible smile. They are thin, drawn long to the edges of her face. The lecture is dry, maybe boring, not quite believable.
But when she talks with the hint of a smile in the corners of her mouth, Virginia Woolf and Darwin are standing to her left and to her right.
From Long Beach, CA to Canterbury, England and back.