It was a very enlightening garment. Sunlight dripped
like water off the hem as she walked away from him.
She appeared in the doorway in the raiment of a queen
out of folklore. Hm, he thought, she didn’t get
that at the H&M sale.
One wardrobe wasn’t going to be enough. He knew
that before she moved in.
The word garb, meaning dress or clothing, stems from
the Italian garbo, meaning grace.
At least, that’s what she said when he said something
about her being got up in some
She insisted upon calling it a robe. He thought it was
just some old thing she threw on
when she got out of bed. But they didn’t argue
about it. Not out loud.
He considered it inappropriate attire for a visit to
the osteopath. But he wasn’t quite sure what an
osteopath was, which kind of undermined his confidence
so he kept his
opinion to himself.
Once upon a time he would follow her into the fitting
rooms even if she was only pretending to try on a garter.
But now he stayed home and watched the football.