Sunday, October 17, 2010

Shut in.

Shut in.

Hello? Is someone there? Oh hey, John.  What are you doing here? Groceries. Thanks again. You’re a doll for brining them by. How have you been? On vacation. It must’ve been good. Tell me about it.  Not today. How about next time? Oh let that Rodney fellow, you know the one that was covering for you. Let him know that last week he forgot my tomato basil bagels. Other than that he was a doll for bringing the groceries by. Anything new on the outside? You don’t say. The Niner’s game was worth the watch. Come on give me something good. You know I don’t watch football. Me? Same as always. I’m fine. Been working all week. How? Ruthlessly. Like a crazy person. You know me working. There’s at least fifty new pages written. Don’t believe me? Go on then. Take a look in the study but no peeking. It’s a secret. You will have to wait until the book comes out. You know how it is. No sneaks. More? I suppose I could have more but there’s only fifty. So, you think that I’m not really working hard on this.  Oh yes you’re absolutely right about that. I’ve haven’t been stuck in at all. I’ve really been out painting the town red all this week instead. Quit teasing. Silly I don’t like staying in. And I do try to get out.  As a matter of fact, you would have been proud of me this week. I decided to go to the store on Tuesday. Yes, I did try to go. It took thirty minutes to get as far as the front door, turn the knob, and open the door three inches. Nearly got it open this time. Almost did before I had to slam it shut.  I almost did.

300. Shut in. People shut in houses are not myths. Just because you haven’t seen something doesn’t necessarily mean it does not exist. Almost isn’t the same as doing, but a lot of effort goes into trying. Takes a lot of mental power to overcome certain things. However, it is not impossible. Phobias are curable if the patient wants to break the fantasy of fear. Enjoy. kisses. m.

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