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3. Saudade ((n.)
6. Coruscant ((adj.) sparkling or gleaming)
The consulting room was extravagant, which didn’t surprise him bearing in mind her fees.
Sensing his nervousness, the therapist told him to take a seat and try to relax.
The incline of the chair had him gazing at a crystal studded dark ceiling. He supposed it was meant to represent a night sky, though it reminded him more of being at the dentist as a child waiting for the sniff of ether to render him unconscious before an extraction.
In his recurring dream, he was wearing fishnet tights, a tulip skirt, and coruscant tiara as he stood in the dock awaiting sentence.
The Judge said that he would be lenient ‘bearing in mind the circumstances’.
‘That’s it’, he said. ‘There must be a glitch somewhere in my head as it never varies.’
The therapist consulted her notes from their session and concluded he was feeling a saudade for his late mother, an ex call girl, who was, she implied, not unfamiliar with the legal system.
His dream attire suggested he was trying to be something he was not, which were the ‘circumstances’ referred to by the judge.
He came out of the building convinced he was fast losing his grip on reality, as his mother had been an opera singer.
Note: I chose not to use Malfunction, the missing word from last week which was substituted with ‘Pop’.