Patient Inspired*: "Some People Can’t Talk."
We were connecting over Skype, she in her temporary apartment in Chicago, me in my office in Newport Beach. The cold, bright sunlight flowed through her windows, lighting the tall table for two that was covered by a makeshift tablecloth. The cat, quietly present, weaved in and about the space, occasionally stepping across the keys of her computer. The bookshelf was full of books, odds and ends, spilling in all directions, threatening to topple off at any moment. Even through