the ugly earring

ug‧ly [uhg-lee] offensive to the sense of beauty; displeasing in appearance


PK: So you think you were modern once but perhaps not so modern anymore?

RA: Right. And I feel like my mother used to think of herself, as an immigrant not knowing the English language and feeling isolated. I feel in a way isolated from that time, now.

(ruth asawa oral history interview)



“I was in a queer mood, thinking myself very old; but now I am a woman again – as I always am when I write.”
~Virginia Woolf