Age of Empathy
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Age of Empathy

I Didn’t See My Mother’s Eccentricity Was Mental Illness

I wish I’d realized the truth earlier

A tree that looks like it has a face.
Image by Lars Nissen from Pixabay

“The sun, which the government controls, was shining in my eye,” my mother says, “and I couldn’t see what the neighbor’s toy-boy was doing.”

I don’t point out that neither the sun, the rain, or any weather system is government controlled or that the term is boy toy.

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Christine Schoenwald

Christine Schoenwald

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