I thought that the author was harshly judging the main character of this story for her selfish thoughtlessness, but then I started to see that there is a tone of compassion for people who give of themselves so selflessly that they become deliriously starved for self nurturance.
Read by Grace Buchanan · A Pair of Silk Stockings by Kate Chopin
This short story was originally published in an 1897 issue of Vogue Magazine, and was then included in the author’s book, “The Awakening, and Selected Short Stories“. I like how the author’s voice trips along from one scene to another.
Please be careful as you tend to the needs of others, especially during this pandemic, to make sure that you are tending to your own creature needs. Please keep in touch with your sense of comfort, peace, and wellness.
Read the entire book “The Awakening and Selected Short Stories” at Project Gutenberg.
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Kate Chopin Portrait, Photographer not credited / Public domain
This story was included in the LibriVox Short Story Collection 86. It is #17 of the 20 stories.