from "Tender Buttons: Objects"
By Gertrude Stein
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A SUBSTANCE IN A CUSHION.
The change of color is likely and a difference a very little
difference is prepared. Sugar is not a vegetable.
Callous is something that hardening leaves behind what
will be soft if there is a genuine interest in there being
present as many girls as men. Does this change. It shows that
dirt is clean when there is a volume.
A cushion has that cover. Supposing you do not like to
change, supposing it is very clean that there is no change in
appearance, supposing that there is regularity and a costume
is that any the worse than an oyster and an exchange. Come
to season that is there any extreme use in feather and cotton.
Is there not much more joy in a table and more chairs and
very likely roundness and a place to put them.
A circle of fine card board and a chance to see a tassel.
What is the use of a violent kind of delightfulness if there
is no pleasure in not getting tired of it. The question does
not come before there is a quotation. In any kind of place
there is a top to covering and it is a pleasure at any rate
there is some venturing in refusing to believe nonsense. It
shows what use there is in a whole piece if one uses it and
it is extreme and very likely the little things could be dearer
but in any case there is a bargain and if there is the best
thing to do is to take it away and wear it and then be reckless
be reckless and resolved on returning gratitude.
Light blue and the same red with purple makes a change.
It shows that there is no mistake. Any pink shows that and
very likely it is reasonable. Very likely there should not be a
finer fancy present. Some increase means a calamity and this
is the best preparation for three and more being together. A
little calm is so ordinary and in any case there is sweetness
and some of that.
A seal and matches and a swan and ivy and a suit.
A closet, a closet does not connect under the bed. The band
if it is white and black, the band has a green string. A sight a
whole sight and a little groan grinding makes a trimming
such a sweet singing trimming and a red thing not a round
thing but a white thing, a red thing and a white thing.
The disgrace is not in carelessness nor even in sewing it
comes out out of the way.
What is the sash like. The sash is not like anything mus-
tard it is not like a same thing that has stripes, it is not even
more hurt than that, it has a little top.
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