the naked eye

by rantywoman

In college, twenty-nine had seemed impossibly old. By now, she’d
thought, she’d be married and have kids. But as each year went by, she
didn’t feel much different than she had before. Time kept going by and
she was just here, the same. It seemed like it all happened easier for
everyone else. Look at Harrison’s friends. They just got married and had
kids and didn’t seem to think about it too much. Maybe that was her
problem. Maybe she was thinking about it too much. Or maybe the fact
that she was thinking about it meant it wasn’t right.

--Jennifer Close, Girls in White Dresses