RFP3 — Now What?

elephant safari africa

dandelion fluff

sean connery

Session 3:
Keelie snuggled into Dr. Rou’s couch and began eating a large box of chocolates, one by one, as usual. Dr. Rou hoped that he would be able to help cure his 40 year-old patient’s life-long eating disorder in the six sessions that Keelie’s insurance had approved to pay for.

Dr. Rou said, “Keelie, did you write your dreams down as I asked?”

Yes, Dr. Rou.”

OK let’s hear about them.”

In Monday’s dream, I was an elephant, enjoying life on the savannah. In Tuesday’s dream, I was a dandelion puff, floating in the breeze. In Thursday’s dream, I was dating James Bond.”

Keelie, the message is clear. You are heavy now, but you want to be light, so you can date gorgeous men.”

Keelie stopped chewing, looked at Dr. Rou, and said, “You’re right. Now what?”

Paula Light is the host of Random Friday Prompt.

16 Comments Add yours

  1. Sadje says:

    Haha! Great story Li. But the last question is tricky! Now what?

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Sadje, and I’m glad you asked. Keelie and Dr. Rou have 3 more sessions to work on that. Do you think it will be enough time?

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Sadje says:

        I hope it is! Eating disorders are as serious as any other physical or mental disorder. Hope he can cure her

        Liked by 1 person

        1. msjadeli says:

          Unfortunately with the American insurance companies being largely responsible for how much mental health service (and any other kind of health service) we get, hope is all some have. Maybe it will be enough time…

          Liked by 1 person

          1. Sadje says:

            Maybe one day…….

            Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Paula 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  2. memadtwo says:

    How to get from insight to reality is always the problem. (K)

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Very creative way to weave three rather random images into your story. I’m a bit skeptical when it comes to shrinks, so your story also made me love.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. msjadeli says:

      Finding a good therapist, especially one that can help in just 6 sessions, is not easy. Better than nothing, but not enough to do much more than identify a few areas that need working on… Thanks, Christian!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. And then there are these rather arbitrary looking limits set by bureaucrats who never see any real patients – so irritating!

        BTW, just to clarify, while I am a bit skeptical about some psychologists, I’m not saying these specialists can never help people. I guess like with any other physicians, there are more capable and less capable ones.

        I think psychology is an area where incapable doctors can better hide. If a dermatologist screws up a skin treatment, it can be pretty visible. With psychology I feel it’s a bit more tricky.

        Liked by 1 person

        1. msjadeli says:

          For sure, Christian on that last paragraph. Still, they can also be a real lifesaver.

          Liked by 1 person

  4. badfinger20 (Max) says:

    That is so true to life.
    Well every night I had to put your name in and find you…I know why now….somehow (probably a fat finger) I unfollowed you…that is why you are about to see a follow

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Max, I keep hearing of people getting unsubscribed without doing it themselves and seeing people re-follow over and over again. It’s starting to tick me off. WP better get its act together!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. badfinger20 (Max) says:

        Yea…I don’t see how I did it…but I checked your blog night before last and I thought…hmmm…I don’t remember that one or that one. I checked a few minutes ago and saw “follow.”
        It would not surprise me if it was them though.

        Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.