He examined the scene from behind his coffee mug. “What’s that?” he said.
She placed a model Volkswagen down next to a model gas pump. “I have to get gas today,” she said.
There were several dioramas set up around the room.
“Wouldn’t a to-do list be,” he searched for a gentle word, “quicker?”
She selected a female figure and placed it carefully next to the Volkswagen. “It makes going about these mundane tasks more satisfying knowing someone cares about them enough to spend time on them.”
“But it’s you-” he said. “It’s you spending time on them.”
“Precisely,” she said without looking up.
As he left, she selected a figure with a coffee mug and carefully placed it in the diorama of the woman building dioramas.