Thursday, April 13, 2006

What should I have done?

R came in for his conference. He was pleasant and polite and upbeat...

His eyes were watering; every one of his nerves seemed to be twitching. When he wasn’t wiggling individual body parts, he was rocking his whole body back and forth.

He seemed to be doing the polite thing when he responded to me: Uh huh. Uh-huh. Yeah. Uh-huh.




I wanted to ask him if he was all right, but I knew he would say yes.

He would have said yes.

But I should have asked him.

He might have said no.

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