The stories of women go unheard, I heard her to say, Lila.
“No one knows what happens to women. No one knows how bad it is, or how good it is, either. Women can’t talk — we know too much.”
From the short story “Ceil” by Harold Brodkey, published in The New Yorker, 1983.
[Image: “Venus Rising From the Sea — A Deception”, by Raphaelle Peale, 1822.]