the most effective birth control pills are the ones with a side effect that cuts sex drive down at the knees, a nice clean cut. entire afternoons spent embroidering napkins, not the sanitary kind but the table linen. none of the flowers are perfect, some creases always remain in the material despite ironing at the proper setting and two times (that’s twice) spraying with starch. air out the house before guests arrive, watch the napkins flutter into the street if the wind gusts strongly enough, like origami paper cranes that take flight.