Conversation with my chiropractor

Him, chatty, while adjusting my spine, if that’s what that’s called: So, what’ll you do this morning?

Me, vaguely: Oh, do the shopping, go home, try to write something, maybe, sort of…

Him: So, are you writing a book?

Me: Well. No. I can’t say that. Well. I dunno.

Him: So you’re not?

Me: It’s just. It sounds so terribly presumptuous to say you’re writing a book, when you haven’t written it yet and you have no idea how it’s going to turn out or if anyone will want to see it…

Him: Mm hmm.

Me: So I can’t say that. But it would be terrible to get to the end of my life and say “I should have written a book, but I never did.” If I never even try, I definitely never will.

Him: That’s great! … Come back on Wednesday.


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