I would say to her

I would say to her You look very tired this afternoon. She, was I observed, then that her— the way she held her head her head held low, sitting, as she was, this afternoon. She looked very tired the way she closed her eyes when— I couldn’t watch her all the time— when she thought, or, when what she was doing— listening, turned away from her eyes. I would say to her Is something wrong, or are you just tired?

6 December 1971