HLR – Last Mandatory Session
“What are you afraid of?” she asks, pen poised over the page of her notebook that is otherwise blank apart from my name and date of birth written at the top.
“Nothing,” I say, “I am fearless.”
“Come on now, everyone’s scared of something…”
I roll my eyes.
“Well, the thing that I was most scared of has happened. And it can’t happen again. So it’s all good,” I say, sticking both thumbs up.
“And that was…?”
“My dad dying.”
She says nothing, just stares at me. She wants me to elaborate but I don’t think she deserves to hear about my father. She has done nothing to earn it. She writes DAD DEAD in capital letters under my name and draws a circle around it twice.
“How has your mood been lately?”
“As it’s always been: oscillating wildly between extremes with no warning or explanation, no pattern or logic…
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