There’s never enough small talk for shower time.

Conquering Stroke

“Maybe I can still go and get my Doctorate in History someday.”

“Not a bad goal to reach for Dad. If you did, what would you write your thesis on?”

“I’d work to disprove the common belief that –(Civil War Commander)– was responsible for the –(Civil War battle loss)— at ———-. I’ve always felt that they got it wrong.”

“Sounds like that would be a thesis worth reading. Make sure I get a copy…. FYI: You missed the top of your left shoulder and your left thigh. Grab that loofa and get scrubbing.”

Three to four showers a week leave for lots of awkward silence to fill with unrelated conversation. I’m a master at small talk – I meet strangers daily at work whom I massage and see partially clothed before they’ve even decided if I’m legit-looking enough to be capable of healing them. But, shower time with Dad left…

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