It’s so good to see you so much happier now, says my visiting mom. Of course that’s the impression one wants to give, and it’s not even wrong, to the extent any of this is commensurable. I asked J. about it and she said, well, you smile much more now. It’s part of how your presentation changed.
My mom mentioned that. And also that apparently I no longer dissociate and stare off into space all the time.
J. was quiet a moment, then said, yes. But when you used to do that, it was because you were writing.