with a deep sigh

T: I don’t like it when my apples turn brown.
Y: You don’t eat enough apples to dislike when that happens.
T: But I still don’t like when they turn brown, is that a justifiable statement to make?
Y: I don’t see why not.
T: Oh, hell, why am I even asking you?
Y: Because I’m a figure of your imagination that tells you when it’s okay to think things and when it’s okay to think some things that you would otherwise deem unnatural.
T pauses for a few seconds, stares at the carpet, then at the corner of the desk, then at the plant upon the coffee table.
T: Ya know. This plant is in a very inconvenient place in your office.
Y moves his eyes slowly toward the plant and then moves his eyes back to meet the eyes of his patient.
Y: Is that so?
T: Well, yes. (pauses) You don’t want to block the link between the doctor and his patient.
Y continues to stare blankly at T but T doesn’t notice the absence of interest in the new theory.
T: You see there’s simply far too much to consider while I sit here and think about as you sit across from me. The plant would be too much to handle in the processing of information on either one of our ends!
Y: (with a deep sigh) Ah, yes, well I must say I haven’t considered that before.
T: Why thank you.
Y: What do you mean, “Thank you?”
T: I feel like I just gave you a piece of invaluable knowledge that I should be given a reward for. A thank you will do just fine in this instance.
Y: Right, well, I must be heading out soon and you should do the same if you would not like to be billed for more than one appointment.
T: I see, well, yes, I’ll be off then too. Thank you so much for helping me this week.

A week passes and T sits in the same seat and looking exponentially more distraught than the last visit to the office of Y.
T: I don’t understand why the hell things haven’t been going my way. I’ve read a significant amount of literature about the planets’ movements, have yet to see any negative implications of the retrograde movement of Venus, yet I still face complications with my collection of fruit!
Y: Is this a peculiar habit of yours, depending on literature of planetary movements to address your culinary affairs?
T: Well, I don’t think so but I haven’t taken two steps from my home since I had my last visit with you.

[originally written October 7, 2010]

instead of sleeping

I wonder what will happen this
season of The A-List on Bravo as it
progresses over the next few weeks.
I think it’s quite interesting how
drawn I am to the plot after only
seeing two episodes of the second
season, this coming after watching
the entirety of the first season,
which served as an intriguing escape.
Nyasha seems like a breath of fresh
air that is needed and I’m curious
to see how her personality transforms
during the next few episodes.
I applaud her very open manner of
addressing people she’s unfamiliar
with and look forward to learning
a bit from her if she is able to show
the drama between other characters is
meaningless because while she has proven
that she wastes no time in frivolous
issues and conflicts, she has shown
that her career is more important than
building an intimate relationship with
another person, which I find extremely
admirable and worthy of celebration but
also grow weary of sharing similarities
due to closeness of ages between us.
But is it disrespectful to close an
ad that serves the purpose of changing
people’s lives simply to watch another
episode of The A-List?