I read. I read a lot. I read and re-read books that I like.
So now I am re-reading Neal Stephenson’s historical fiction of the 17th-18th century…
One of the characters in the book is Eliza who in her very young years was a slave, harem girl. She is about 45 at the time of the book.
She is in a carriage, that reminds her of the time of her harem-girl time, when she and other girls were taken to outings dressed in a burka… the point of similarity between the two times.
Seeing the world through a slit or the small opening of a burka.