How Does That Make You Feel?

“I don’t know,” Jason mumbled over the whooshing sound his eyes made when he rolled them hard enough.  “OK I guess.”

“Are you sure?”  Mrs. Peterson was unconvinced, as shrinks usually are.  “Why don’t you check the feelings chart on the wall?”

Most feelings charts are full of dozens of options, covering every possible expressive emotion.  Mrs. Peterson simplified the chart to two: One was a picture of Beyoncé smiling, labelled “OK,” the other was a mirror, labelled “Not OK.”

Jason tilted his head vaguely toward the wall.  “Not OK.”

“And how does that make you feel?”


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