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I decided to keep a pillow book based off my thoughts before bed.  I’d been reading The Pillow Book of Sei Shônagon, and wanted to keep one of my own.

1.Things that Smother

The occultation.  It’s what happens to me when I’m with David.  It’s an event that occurs when one object is hidden by the passage of another between it and the observer, in the way the moon eclipses the sun.  It’s an astronomical eclipse, the covering of one’s light.  The occultation is also the name given to the Twelfth Imam, whose edicts justified the religiously mandated hijab.

Catherine’s Pillow Book