Yes, the most frequently asked question when I see someone at work that I haven’t seen yet is, “how are you?“. This is very often followed by, “no, really, how are you?” or, “what actually happened?” but, more frequently, “does everyone ask you that, are you bored of them asking?”
I can answer the first immediately and the second very quickly, and though the third question is a longer one-liner, I know what it is. But the final question I find harder to answer. Bored? No. But it does depend on who’s asking as to whether I want to really explain very much. After all, there is work to be done.
So the brief update… three consecutive days and going into the fourth: how we doing? Fine, actually.
My walking got rather slower towards the end of the day by yesterday afternoon; I suspect it will slow down again later this afternoon. I have to remember to remember to slow the walking down. I know how to walk fast, I’m used to powering around between meetings and to get to places in big, spaced out buildings, and I can, so I do, and then my head reminds me to slow down. It’s not a race, it’s not even much of an inconvenience, it’s just an odd thing to have to remember before the head reminds me. There are no consequences, except the feeling that’s like the brain balancing in a head of water if walking fast by the end of the day.
The brain, however, still works.
And so does my mouth.