Graeme wondered Esmé fitted in. Although Jason hadn’t mentioned it, it did rather look as if he were bisexual. In fact, there was a sexual charge between all three of them: Jason, Esmé and Keith. Jason and Keith were clearly lovers. They had the body language. Comfortable in each other's space. But Keith and Esmé were also obviously connected, too. Graeme thought back to his own six years of marriage and wondered how these three would sort things out among themselves. Some of the older people he mixed with were always saying that the young were stuffy and conservative, but these three seemed to be free spirits, unfazed by society’s strictures and diktats.
And the two old ladies! What an amazing pair. So placidly revolutionary. What was it Dorothy Sayers said in one of her novels? He grinned, remembering.
“Why are you smiling?” asked Eleanor, unable to stop her own lips quirking up.
“Oh, I was thinking of what Dorothy Sayers said. ‘You can tame an advanced young woman, but an advanced old woman is uncontrollable.’ Something like that. It’s from ‘Clouds of Witness” I think.”
“Oh, I think women often change over their life, you know. Because when we are young we are constrained. We must behave, don’t you know. But as we get older, all those strictures and customs come to seem merely silly. Sayers also said:
‘As I grow older and older,
And totter toward the tomb,
I find that I care less and less,
Who goes to bed with whom.’”
“It’s easy to remember,” Eleanor said, smiling too, “because it rhymes.”
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