Surely Nothing Will Interrupt The Glittering…

The glittering whirl of this debutante season, much like the glittering whirl of debutante seasons already passed, is surely uninterruptible! Uninterruptibility is as integral a component of debutante season as the glittering whirl. Year after year, season after season, my upper-class chums and I return to the same sparkling succession of flower shows, test matches, regattas, exhibitions, concerts, boat races, derbies, cotillions, trials, color weeks, hurricane parties, saturnalias, gavottes, gazeteering, oyster flipping, orchestra hunting, and idle jabs. No single outsider, no matter how unfamiliar with our ways, could ever disrupt this annual tradition, nor any of our places in it. I don’t care

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