She is a paragon of deliberateness. Personifies all things just-so aligned. Her veggies must be on the left, her french-fries on the right.
She draws her letters so they march in perfect rows. No effort (or eraser) spared to ensure strict discipline among her lines.
She is a model of sheer focus. She will not be dissuaded. She absolutely won’t be rushed.
She examines every detail for correctness, chooses only hues that match.
She rejects any suggestion to skip corners or leave even the least uneven mark.
She will garner no discussion. Her exactness is fiercely protected.
All things must be in place. Each squiggle inspected.
Until an ice-cream truck chimes outdoors … and messy life once more accepted.
For The Daily Post