A clothesline in a rural environment, especially with large sheets and a wicker laundry basket, is a common cinematic trope that may indicate a comfortable place to spend some time with motherly women.


A clothesline in an urban setting indicates a working-class neighborhood.

One of your friends lives here. Her place is hard to find in the old-town maze of narrow alleys. She lives in a small drafty room on the second floor, with a single bed and flowers by the window. She is short and petite, and her face reminds you of two different women whom you know when you are awake.

She breathes a sincerity that only the poor can have, when they are in love. She is not often at home because she is working many jobs; if you are lucky enough to find her, be quick in telling her what you have to say, as she tends to be all too ephemeral.