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And then I realized I didn't know what Lodi wants. And I wasn't understanding her. Wasn't giving her any reason to become friends with Barney at all. Went rollerblading. Then realized: she wants to be understood as being overworked. She wants to separate from her parents and her job. But right now she wants help with her work, understanding. Barney can offer this, should and will. He may not get it right away. But when he does he'll impress himself. She'll be grateful but not the way he thinks.
(More comments and following the thoughts and sketches in progress here: http://hutchowen.blogspot.com/search/label/projects-in-process)