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Dr. Jerry Skulholt decided to have their semiweekly conversation on the open balcony this time. It was the first time Michoel had been out on the rooftop space. Gazing all around, he followed the doctor, who used his key to open the door. He gasped at the breathtaking mountain scenery that surrounded them. They weren’t really mountains—more like hilltops—but the horizon was mountainous, against a cerulean background, with a few clouds at the peaks.
“Amazing scenery,” he said. He didn’t ask which mountains they were, because he knew he wouldn’t get an answer.
“It is,” Skulholt said with satisfaction, and led him to a wide sunshade umbrella that stood over a plastic table and two chairs. The table was surrounded by plants, and in general, green was the dominant color on the balcony.
“We’ve been making some progress recently, huh?” Dr. Jerry said as he took his seat.
“Progress with me?”
“Yes. Don’t you also feel it?”
“Sure I do.”
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