Virpi is all excited. She does this thing with her face when she is trying to get an idea out of her head. Sort of closes her eyelids and flutters her eyelashes as though she were having an icecream head-ache. At the same time she sucks her cheeks in as though she had bitten into something sour.
"It's called ground zero"
"This new radical technique for erasing bad memories. You see most of the junk in our heads is excess bagage. Like a locker room at the station. Filled with rubbish no-one will collect. Totally unneccessary"
"Well you get a completely clean slate. Tabla Rasa. It completely clears your mind"
She struggled the eyelashes flickered and the mouth puckered.
"Doesn't that sound good?"
I pretended I had not been listening.
"Sorry what did you say? I wasn't really listening. I seem to have forgotten what we were talking about."