I walked into her office and sat down. She popped her head around the corner and asked me if I was lost inamaze and said she would be with me in just a moment. I was glad for that moment but I think that I would have needed a lifetime not just a moment to get myself together I was so stressed. It’s a good thing that I wrote things out since I felt like I was having an out-of-body experience.
In that moment while I was waiting for my appointment her clock struck four and started to chirp with some sort of bird chirp. The first thing that entered my mind was Harriet’s experience with the Parrot T and I started to laugh. I was hoping that she wasn’t going to walk out with a parrot on her shoulder and to my relief she didn’t. I think that I would have started laughing uncontrollably in my nervousness if I had seen a parrot. I noticed that her clock chirps with different bird chirps on the hours. Strange for an office but each to their own I guess. Her waiting room was very homey looking with a few lamps around. I must say that I am not used to that sort of set up. All the therapist offices I’ve been to (not many) were just that, offices with a few personal touches. Maybe that’s the difference between a private practice and an agency?
When she called me in we both sat in chairs facing each other. We were a little too close together for my comfort. Our knees were almost touching. I didn’t say anything but if I ever started seeing her on a regular basis I certainly would. I like a fair amount of space between my t and I.
Other then the strangeness I was feeling she seemed like a really nice lady. Her voice was actually very pleasant and soothing. It was the first thing that I had noticed about her.
And so we started our discussion. I found this part really hard as I never just jump into this type of conversation at a first meeting. In fact this type of conversation can take me a very long time to get to. There wasn’t even any chit-chat. But I only wanted this to be a one time meeting with her and so decided to go for it.