Well, almost nothin. Got the kindest rejection email yesterday, which was a nice antidote to the photocopied stock rejection letters most agents send.
Oh, and Literate Kitten recommended Persuasion for my reintroduction to Austen, which I'm excited about. I'll have to wait until I finish the 4 books on my nightstand, however. o_O
manqué: "unrealized, as a goal; unfulfilled"
Myths, symbols & folklore
shoe: "In antiquity the wearing of shoes was a prerogative and symbol of the free person; slaves went barefoot. The shoe (having, so to speak, a 'female' form) is related to the phallic symbolism of the foot and was a fertility symbol in various harvest and marriage customs."