page 170 of 294 of There There

Sad that she can see the pain of the dog as it flinches when its name is called after having “spread the weight of its own abuse” on her with its barking. And her largeness makes sense in that by getting big it somehow makes her feel more real perhaps, as if she has to be contended with by everyone else – though she sure does seem to feel empty inside – like eating McDonalds.