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"Afternoon, Dr. Rivington."
"Uh...you want me to work on anything in particular today?"
"Just talk about whatever comes to mind..."
"OK. Uh, I went to dinner at the Saveloy last night with Elizabeth..."
"Well, I had this seafood pasta with shiitake mushrooms. Out of this world. Lizzie had the salmon. Nice piece of fish. Came with sauteed spinach and potatoes. Real nice plate of food."
"Dessert was sensational."
"You seem preoccupied with food this week."
"Yeah. It was real good."
"Last week we were touching on some pretty painful areas. Your father withholding his approval up until the day he died. Your sense of alienation at home recently. Feeling miserable at work but not doing anything to change the situation. It's striking to me how, rather than picking up the thread of any of those conversations, you come in this week choosing to talk about what you had for dinner last night."
"But that's what I was thinking about when I came in. You said I should talk about whatever comes to mind."
"I'm aware of that. I was sitting here, remember? But I didn't mean food, you fucking genius of stupidity."
Date Written: February 16, 2004
Author: Jon Matza
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