I knock on the door before entering, and a nonchalant voice tells me to come in. I can tell my patient would rather be anywhere than where he is now; it's in the way he sits in the chair, the way he barely turns his head to greet me. This is going to be a long hour.
"Hello," I tell him. "I'm Dr. Torrio. How are you doing this afternoon?"
"An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way. An artist says a hard thing in a simple way." -Charles Bukowski
"And by the way, dearie, your punctuation sucks canal water!" -The ghost of Vivian Vance