From Dr. Larry

Dr. Larry Gelman is fiercely devoted to each client, with a deep and profound respect for their own self-agency and self-determination.

"Numbers Are Good!"

She started to panic.
“Are you ok?”

“No!”
“Something wrong?”

“Yes, I feel faint.”
“What do you need?”

“Do you have any sugar?”
“How about some honey in tea?”

“Perfect”, said she.
“Crackers, too?”

“That will do!”
“Diabetic, are you?”

“Yes.”
“Last time you checked?”

“Blood sugar?”
“Yes.”

“This morning.”
“What did it show?”

“Numbers are good!”
“Could readings be wrong?”

“Numbers are good!”
“Could tester be flawed?”

“Numbers are good!”
“Could diet be an issue?”

“Numbers are good!
Could drug-interactions be a problem?

“Numbers are good!”
“But you’re clearly not!”

“Maybe numbers aren’t so good?”
“Hmm”, said I.

“But the numbers said...”
“Ah, the numbers said!”

And then, I said:

“Numbers are numbers...
And good is good...

But if you’re not good...
Then you’re not good...

Even if numbers are good.”
“Hmm”, said she.

Author Note: Dr. Larry B. Gelman is a Clinical Psychologist and a Personal Mentor


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