Impro: A Short Story Of A Psycake

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The British playwright and teacher Keith Johnstone, in his book Impro, tells the story of a psychotic girl that seemed relatively normal when she was with him, but "mad" when she was with others. One day, he had to leave for a few minutes, and he left her in the care of a gentle, motherly schoolteacher in a beautiful garden. The teacher picked a flower and said, "Look at the pretty flower, Betty." Betty, filled with spiritual radiance (she had just moments ago seen God), said, "All the flowers are beautiful." To which the teacher replied, "Ah, but this flower is especially beautiful." Johnstone writes, "Betty rolled on the ground screaming, and it took a while to calm her. Nobody seemed to notice that she was screaming, 'Can't you see? Can't
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