On The Couch

‘Around a week after she moved in, she was hanging washing on the line. I noticed she used the same coloured pegs, two orange, or blue, pink, for each item of clothing. The next time I saw her was in Waitrose, organic milk, chia seeds, extra virgin olive oil. She looks like Rosamund Pike, the actress? Out of my league, I thought… Anyway, for all her ordered life, I’ve seen her eating a ready meal, lasagne, with ketchup. It was 10.45 on a Saturday night. By then, I’d bought the telescope. That’s why I’m here, why I need your help.’