I'm not sure what it is yet. The pattern tells me it is a dishcloth, but it's just too pretty. Washcloth? I thought it might be a trivet, but Merriam-Webster says trivets have legs or feet and are typically made of metal. A place to rest a hot pot? A place mat? Oh, I know. How about a doily? But what does one do with a doily? And must they be circular?
The pale yellow leaves of October were everywhere but there. I drank cappuccino while perched on a stool in a cafe just off Clark on Belmont. My old neighborhood. Angry youth howled from the corner speaker above my head. I looked through the white coffee cup, doughnut, and small red dollar sign into my past. Mom always wondered how it would feel to travel home without telling anyone. I did too.