There are many paths that lead to well-balanced minds and bodies.
Shane: How was Lou?
Emma: She’s fine, though mum’s a bit concerned by her getting all ‘alternative’.
Shane: What does that mean?
Emma: Well, when we got to the house, she was still in her tie-dye pyjamas – fine, had just prepared juice and toast – fine, and then she performed reiki on the toast – bit odd.
Emma: Mm, though she did share it.
Shane: Well that’s good.
Shane: And how did it - the toast - taste, or… feel?
Emma: (ponders) Her home-made marmalade was good.
Emma: Mm. She also persuaded me that I was probably due for another massage.
Emma: Yeah – so I’ve booked us in for next Saturday.
Shane: Oh right – not so alternative that she can’t return to blighty then.
Emma: Eh? No you fool – I’ve booked us in for next Saturday.
Emma: You’ll enjoy it.
Emma: Shush. You will.
Shane: (pause) Oh god.
Emma: (amused) Trust me, you’ll be in safe hands, you’ll enjoy it. (pause) Have you ever heard of cupping?
Emma: No! Cupping is like what that artist woman used to do.
Shane: Which artist woman?
Emma: That one you told me about – the one who got into pigs.
Emma: Anyway, I might have that done instead.
Shane: You appear to be talking… foreign.
All I’d asked was ‘How was Lou’.