Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Mystery

She studied engineering, and then became a musician. She survived cancer. A car accident left her paralyzed.

For months, I listened to her story. How she worked. How she coped. How she survived.

And now...the story is crumbling. We have new information:

She never studied engineering. She's not a musician. She never had cancer. And although she insists she cannot walk, we can't find a medical reason for paralysis.


Who exactly have I been listening to? And how shall we tell her what we've learned?

2 Comments:

Blogger Caltechgirl said...

wow. what an amazing delusion.

clearly she has had some terrible thing happen that makes these stories better than her real life and keeps her from getting up.

these kinds of cases are why I -almost- went to med school instead....

9:52 PM  
Blogger blondzila said...

I was that girl at one time. Details change but the essence remains the same. And have never told anyone. Never. And I never can.

6:08 AM  

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