“Dear Velma, It is so exhilarating to be back in New York! But first my darling, I must thank you for the country respite you offered me over the winter holidays. You have a lovely location, and we’ve talked all our lives of how we wanted to live communally. I envy you dear. But back I am, and excited to be working on some new projects at the publishing house. It is still not the same here without Sherman, and I do wonder if I’ll ever love like that again. Poor dear Sherman. Do give my best to the spinsters (as you call them) at the rooming house, and please consider coming to stay with me in my lonely flat for a few weeks. All my love, Scarlett.” Velma furrowed her brow and tried to remember her bank balance. She sat Scarlett’s card on her dresser and went to put the kettle on, to think things over.