Sunday 31st January 2010
Gestation: 18 weeks, 2 days
One year ago.
Suse looks at me with that worried expression on her face.
“I’m not bleeding anymore, Mark. My period only went for one-and-a-half days.”
I pause for a second.
“But you’re back onto a normal cycle. Back to twenty-eight days. That’s perfect, isn’t it?”
“Mmm,” she says, pursing her lips, “I’m not so sure.”
The world has gone mad.
There was a time when a short period was desirable.
Now, apparently, we want a big, heavy, draining period. One that causes anaemia. A real blood letting.
That would be best.
I know, I know. The world hasn’t gone mad.
It always was.
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