Stretch out

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There’s a great old movie called The Women — it’s from the nineteen thirties, but it still seems hip and contemporary. And there’s a moment when the mother of the main character — a widow of many years — is extolling to her daughter — who is about to be divorced — the joys of living and sleeping alone. "When I’m in bed," she says gleefully, "I can just stretch out like a swastika..."



Rob Long