Me: Does that sound good, JonBenet?
Amy: Yup. She’s like, “Bye-bye!” (laughs) She’s off to play. And Patsy’s right here. So let’s… (sighs)
There was a brief moment of happiness, followed by an immediate sense of dread. Amy’s head rolls back on her neck.
Me: Let’s see what she has to say for herself.
Amy: Yep. Mmmmm-kay.
Amy’s eyes are closed. I can feel the tension. We are about to touch something raw and swollen and pulsing — whether we’re ready for it or not.