Thursday, February 22, 2018
The Wilds of Sleep
Dr. Sandhu is wearing a linen cream pantsuit today. Did she think of me as I thought of her when choosing my blue sweater that covers my bum and stretchy grey tights and my fun boots that I usually only wear out in the evening for evening plans? WHY DO MY BOWELS FEEL AS THOUGH THEY WANT TO EMPTY?
“How was your week, Claire?” She says my name like it’s a pastry or a perfume or something a little bit biblical.
“It was okay. I brought my Dad a roast chicken on Sunday because at the home the chicken is dry and I never hear the end of it.”
“Tell me about your Dad.”
“What do you want to know?”
“How long has he been sick?”
“Both my parents had Alzheimer’s at the same time so if you want to know about him you have to know about her, too – “
“Yeah, they really overlap a lot inside my – “