I was always a writer but lived in a bookkeeper’s body before I found Medium and broke free — well, almost. Working to work less and write more.
I assume this is a personal experience, Francine, and based on that assumption, I have sympathy and admiration for you. Being a caregiver, as I’ve experienced, is both an overwhelming and spiritual experience. It is a burden and a gift, and no one can truly understand until they’ve experienced it.
Thank you for sharing this here.
His book is more about the miscommunications and misreading that happens between people, particularly strangers. How we say or do one thing and it’s completely misunderstood, often to the point of arrest, attack, conviction, or death. The Bland case is one of many he discusses. He really doesn’t get into race as much as culture, which can be one in…
I am not that thin-skinned — no insult taken!
Hey, at a certain age, we have to take claim of our poor judgment and celebrate what we learned while steeped in our stupidity!
As I see it, one of the many advantages of aging is that we no longer have to keep up the facade of everything is okay when…
Having lived in the country, I get this story, Christina! Although we never had anything dead in or under our house, we did find a few carcasses in the yard. Possums were the most common. We also had a dog who was sprayed by a skunk once — that is a horrible experience!!
I am happy you found the source of the stink!
Ah, I get a pass for age and the stupidity (or optimism?) of youth — I was 21. Then, it’s like being stuck in mud. You know your stuck in mud but can’t figure out how to exit the mud. So, you flounder and sink further.
Hmm, I think there is a story I need to write . . .
Keyword, “brief” — mine was 28 years! He was an injured being and I was trying to heal his injury. Took me 28 years to learn that his healing was his responsibility, not mine, and he refused to do anything about it.
What can I say, I strive to finish every job I start ;)
I know, right? I feel like I am living in a badly written sitcom that is more tragic than funny!
I am listening to Malcolm Gladwell’s Talking to Strangers on Audible. Fascinating book. Ties in with your piece. Definitely worth a read or a listen if you have the time and interest.