Remember my hideous benign growth? Sure you do!

Annabel, my therapist, likes to talk about various things being part of my process, meaning my process as a writer. Flailing is part of my process, and feeling certain everyone will hate what I wrote, and fantasizing about throwing myself in a pit, and, as here, talking to my hand as if I were wearing a hand puppet but I’m not. I recommend doing this last thing, mostly because I find it funny. But also it can help in various situations to externalize your thought process. Such as when you want to explain the defunct Bulgarian religious sect known as Bogomilism.