28. Woman in the Red SUV


While I was drawing this a woman came out of the red door and walked down the yellow ochre-ish brick path.
Her hair was cut in a blond bob, she was wearing a dark blue tee shirt stretched over a stomach that looked pregnant, denim shorts and she was carrying a hand bag across her shoulder.
I could see she had car keys hanging from her hand, and without stopping, she looked over at me: a glance, really.
Just beyond the left edge of this drawing was parked a red SUV, which obscured the driveway in which must have been parked the woman’s car, because a few moments later I saw the back end of a car appear in front of the SUV, and then drive off down the road.
I went back to my drawing until about 15 minutes later when the woman drove back, this time in front of the house.
She did not, however, go into the house.
Instead she got into the red SUV, started it up and drove off, leaving me a full view of the large tree on the front lawn and the car she had originally driven off in parked in the driveway.
For a few moments I sat there thinking about the woman, wondering if this was her house, and if it was, why hadn’t she come over to ask what I was doing.
Was she scared, did she not care?
Or perhaps she was just the cleaner.
Or maybe she was too busy moving cars around and didn’t have the time.

Today’s podcast: You Must Remember This- Dead Blondes Part 13, Dorothy Stratten

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