WellesleyWeston Magazine

FALL 2018

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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narrative capturing a moment suburban sketches creative expressions your voice painting a portrait reflections last but not least Why Wellesley Men are Hot D E B O R A H B R O W N writer This lovely lady looked delighted to be so well attended to. Meanwhile, nobody beeped or looked annoyed or, even worse, amused. It was clear that this lady should be allowed to cross at her own pace, in her own time, pants be damned. That's why Wellesley men are hot. In full view of all they go about their daily routine, just another day in the life. It's what they do when the daily routine takes a detour. It's then that the true Wellesley man looks around, sees what needs to be done, and does it as if — no matter how unusual the task — he's done it a hundred times before, and it's really quite simple and please don't make a fuss. It's the see something, do something model of neighboring, and it was out in full force that day on a busy street in Wellesley. That's why Wellesley men are hot. DEBORAH BROWN is a local writer and co-editor of The Swellesley Report. my husband and I were coming home one Saturday afternoon after an excursion beyond Wellesley lines. We had been feeling a little giddy from the danger and excite- ment of experiencing life in the outside world, but once we crossed back from the wild side we felt our breathing return to normal and our shoulders relax. Then traffic had the nerve to come to a halt. A rolling ball? A running child? Neither. There, on that busy stretch of road, an elderly woman was being gently led across the street by a gentleman. I know he was a gentleman because he behaved as though it was perfectly ordi- nary to be leading a great lady across a busy street — a great lady who was holding her pants in one hand, and was therefore walking along in her underwear and comfy slippers. He was escorting her across the street to another gentleman. I know that he was a gentleman because he looked happy to see this woman and appeared as unconcerned with her state of dress as she was. His face was not furrowed. There was no where-the-hell-were-you in his countenance. He was greeting her with open arms and a smile, clearly relieved and happy to see her. BE CREATIVE This page is designed to give our readers the opportunity to express themselves creatively. If you have a short piece of fiction or nonfiction (300-500 words), a poem, illustration, or photograph depicting life in Wellesley and Weston, we would love to hear from you. Please email your submissions to jill@wellesleywestonmagazine.com. 204 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | f a l l 2 0 1 8

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