I take a seat behind my desk and ask why he didn't want to talk about the girl.
"It wouldn't make any difference," he said. "What's done is done."
"That may be true," I say, impatience creeping into my voice. "but we are not here to play twenty questions, are we? You are here to talk about your life, your choices. Now I am more than willing to listen and lend a helping hand, but you have to let your guard down, if only a little. Deal?"
"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