Thursday, February 21, 2013
VV: "Good Morning Good Morning"
Our friend Velvet, who is kind to old women and small children and always pays her taxes on time, slips us a 100 Word Challenge this week with the word "Surviving". This is called "Good Morning Good Morning".
She smiled at me as I came in through the front door. It was the same ritual, the unofficial beginning of my work shift.
"Good morning," I said to Dawn. "How are you?"
"Fine," she usually said, expertly balancing phone calls and incoming email, her blue eyes excited with the prospect of another day, plunging into life.
"Surviving," she said today. Her eyes were puffy, with dark circles. I searched her face for clues.
"How are you?," she asked.
"Fine," I lied.
I wanted to ask, but I didn't stop. I wasn't that kind of person, really. Neither was she.