No shame in where you’re from
Jonas Ellison

Ah; one story with at least two meanings.Did you write this as a parable on purpose?

Here’s how your story hits me.

When I was young, I lived in a place of shame. A place of many wrongs done by others and by myself.

When I became an adult, I tried to forget about the pain of that shameful place. Addiction moved in; another place of shame.

But eventually I stopped denying all the places of shame I have lived in. That opened the door to my new place; a place of forgiving others and of taking personal responsibility. I would never have been able to appreciate living here had I not first lived in those places of shame.

So am I crazy to think that the shameful places I’ve thankfully left, are in some way deserving of honor?

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