I expressed understanding all the issues making her cry. Her waitress job, preparing for journalism school, the lack of time to do music and the pleasure from singing and performing she prefers rather than an imagined future journalist life. She asked if I had any tricks for making time to write. I don’t, it’s something I do perhaps because I need to. And I think that’s also how it is with others, whether Zalman Gradowski or Charles Bukowski. I imagined asking what would she do if someone asked how do you make time to be a waitress? Would her answer be that talking about it won’t prepare you, you have to go do it but I sensed it would be insulting and it might be better for nature to do it’s work on her over time, like a tree doesn’t bear fruit until it’s ready.