July 20, 2012:

Dia de Muertos mask at the face painting booth. Frightening: detailed and merciless. Temporarily she's a work of art, till the end of her shift when she ceases to be advertising.

"Didn't I used to be married to you?", asks your flirty author.

Big grin. "Do you want to be?"

Come to the carnival, leave with a date. The power of mere words.