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I was stretched out in the centre of the bed, reading, when Ellie emerged from the en suite, naked and with her hair down around her shoulders. Our plush, well-lit hotel room was pleasantly spacious, a rare enough thing in a city known for its cramped accommodations, and ideally located, overlooking the Rue du Bac and the Rue Montalembert and with the Church of St Thomas Aquinas at our back.
That first evening, we unpacked our suitcase, freshened up, and ate an early dinner in the hotel restaurant, an intimate little place run by a two-star Michelin chef that seemed to have overblown its reputation only until the food arrived.
By eight, we were back in the room and wrestling one another out of our clothes, as if the miscarriage, and the warnings from the doctors, was misfortune that belonged to other people.
Over the past few days it has been impossible to watch the news on television or read a newspaper without hearing about the disappearance of Sian O’Callaghan, the young woman who went out to a nightclub in Swindon on a Friday night and never got home.
What on earth is she doing in full Dublin 6 dinner-party hostess mode talking to two businessmen about the merits of having the right type of spa in your hotel?“As a female, the more someone can ask me what I do and I say, ‘I coach football,’ the less shock on their faces will mean the better direction we’re moving.” Sowers competed in football professionally and for the U. national team, excelling at a variety of positions before a hip issue ended her playing career last year.A Kansas native, she went on to become general manager of the Kansas City Titans in the Women’s Football Alliance, where her twin sister, Liz, is a standout receiver.“No matter what you do in life, one of the most important things is to be true to who you are,” Sowers told Outsports.“There are so many people who identify as LGBT in the NFL, as in any business, that do not feel comfortable being public about their sexual orientation.” Sowers, 31, was retained by the 49ers as an assistant wide receivers coach after she served as an intern for several months as part of the Bill Walsh NFL Coaching Diversity Fellowship.I felt light-headed and she seemed possessed, and giving in to the frenzy was like coming to a banquet after a stint on hunger strike.