And then there was the blouse, a new one she showed off on one occasion. It was stylish, fashionable for the day, but noticeably unlike her usual attire. It was silky, quite colorful and rather loose-fitting. I approved without saying so and she seemed to answer that it was special for the occasion.

The cut of it revealed more of her than she had shown before. When she saw that I noticed, she suddenly excused herself leaving me fearful that I had somehow offended her. Minutes later when she re-appeared, she was wearing a sweater most conspicuously buttoned to the top. Seeing that she should explain, she asked my forgiveness for having felt a bit of a chill.