Marianne and I topped off our week down the Shore with a visit to the Lima Bean Festival in Cape May.
You may think that Teddy Roosevelt riding a moose is pretty damned American but there's nothing as authentically American as a Lima Bean Festival. Cape May is a resort town but in October, most of the attendees are local. There are tents where people sell clothing, handmade jewelry, and clever art. Tables where the vendors are selling second-hand stuff less for the money than the conversation. And there are lima beans: Lima Bean Soup, Lima Bean Hummus, Lima Bean Chile, Lima Bean Empanadas... and some Lima Bean Pastries that I didn't dare look too closely at.
I thought that they'd given up on the Lima Bean Earrings but a jewelry lady told me they'd sold out early.
And The North Wind Speaks (part 16) . . .
A lost child?
And today's diagram . . .
The clearer the novel becomes in my head, the simpler the diagrams. Here, Caitlin's journey is boiled down into three seps:
1. Kill Dragon.
2. Recognize Guilt
3. Recognize Responsibility
Which was far too after-school special for what I had in mind. Kind of a failure in perception, this diagram.
Ths diagram is better. Cat slices through Avernus. At the center are her relationships with Narcisse, Grimalke, the pilots and the haints. The city is divided into the Ruling Class, the Elite, the Blue Collar and the Underlass. The people Cat interacts with include revenants, friends, at least one revolutinary, and servants.