Under the Eye: “Postpartum”

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.”

Misadventures in Blissville

Blog art“Out for a drive. To go into labor. Then deliver in an empty house. I can’t bear to think what might’ve happened if those neighbors hadn’t found you.”

Aunt Lydia, explaining Offred’s disappearance.

This is Gilead Rumor Control (Fake News Department). No, Offred was not abducted. Offred did not flee. Offred did not try to escape. She was not abandoned. She was “out for a drive” by herself, even though I’m pretty sure women are not permitted to drive cars, certainly not handmaids. She was forced to have her baby without the assistance of our do-nothing health care professionals, wives, and Marthas. Everything is fine! Just forget it ever happened! There was also a wolf. (drop page)Hard-reset. This time, the drama is based or set (sort-of) around the character of Eden. I had no idea where we were supposed to go with Eden, but she may have been required…

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