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two ladies just talking

Right before I had my scan at the hospital recently I was sitting across from a couple. The husband was there for his scan for a condition I didn’t inquire too much about and when he went in. I then began speaking briefly with his wife.

She was a nice-looking lady from Algeria (of perhaps my own age) and we talked to each other with the limited but pleasant confidence of two ladies who’ve only just met. I have arrived at that place where I don’t second guess myself any longer, I operate on pure instinct and I know people are talking to a woman named Joanna and not to someone else.

It’s interesting how that can happen to you over time and when you suddenly focus on it, you wonder why it seemed to be such an impossibility before.

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