Katerina made partner when she was 27; six weeks later she found the perfect Lancaster Gate flat and moved in. She had high ceilings, blonde wood floors, and a small terrace where she would take her coffee on fine mornings. She ordered ivory bridal satin for her draperies, and her duvet was custom made from the palest apricot silk. Her linens were soft and caressed her skin; her bath was her own private spa.
She loved her flat; not that she was actually there very often, but she loved the thought of it as she flew from New York (great shopping, fab prices) to Tokyo (great shopping, horrid prices); Fedexing her dirty clothes back to London when business cancelled her return and pushed her on to new crises. She could spin out presentations overnight; she was famous for getting the most out of the powerpoint jockeys who fell under her dominion; no matter if they had hours or weeks, she got the job done.
And then she was off again, the comfort of her flat keeping her sane.
© 2007 Cynthia Newcomer Daniel
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