Comment on What You Are Reading by Heidi.
I didn’t realize our lives were so parallel…your house was always a last minute refuge from our own abuse so I didn’t see yours…although, of course, I too was a child. I am fascinated to read more and hope you find the necessary catharsis every writer strives for!
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What You Are Reading
Oh, gosh…judgement is the last thing I would want to revert to…far too much of that growing up (from both our families…I did at least know that was the same or similar)! I look forward to reading more! 🙂
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The Ways You Have Failed Me
What a beautiful, painful piece. I feel every syllable here. The abuse, while different, echoes so achingly of our family’s unfortunate legacy. This is my favorite bit: “Words and actions, once performed, belong to those who receive them. We are no longer free to edit and shape. We must accept, reflect and hope.” Such a powerful reminder and a philosophy I have tried to live by, successfully or not as each moment determines.
I love it. Such beautiful wisdom, truly out of the mouths of babes. 😉 They have such a beautiful, unencumbered way of getting to the heart of the matter. We humans need our stories and the Bible is full of them. I have no problem keeping a bible on the shelf next to all my other story books, but never again will I allow it to define how I act…or what kind of behavior I accept from others.
Love it. It gives me a sense of Gwendolyn Brooks meets ee cummings!
Wonderful piece. I have experienced this many times, especially from my own mother. When we don’t allow others to process their pain, we are also affecting our own progress. I believe it is a control issue…and Keanu knows, most of us with that kind of trauma experience…control issues. 🙂
Confessions of an Almost-Abuser
<3 I feel so happy to reconnect with you as an adult and look forward to reading more!!!