Sallie makes jokes and asks about how everyone is
and deflects any mention of Sallie.
When pressed, Sallie minimizes and says,
“Oh I think these are things that everyone goes through.”
Sallie becomes more honest and will say
“I’m not into denial, but I am into avoidance.”
Sallie realizes, after sufficient physical catastrophes,
that avoidance and denial are killers.
Sallie is now open about her life.
Sallie talks about her life more than she ever dreamed she would.