Sunday, March 21, 2004

Elizabeth is using a big illustrated picture in a book about Indians to show some kids across the room what she thinks the party we're both at should be like. In the picture, the Indians are naked. I try to stop her from showing the book to them but she is persistent, basically ignoring me. I slap her, and then realize that everyone across the room saw me do it. A young Latino cop slowly makes his way over to where I am to arrest me. He is very calm --- eerily calm. I pick up Elizabeth and try to tickle her. I don't even register what her expression or reaction is, I am too busy watching the cop coming towards me and trying to cover up the slap, like I had just been roughhousing with her or something. I can tell he doesn't buy it by his serious, calm demeanor.