A Distant Train Horn Changed My Perspective

A moment that was formative for my worldview

(Source: Piqsels)

My childhood was one of isolation. My father, who died not long ago, was antisocial; he never wanted other people in his house and he never went anywhere other than to work. My mother, bless her, was young and insecure, especially about her young child (me). As she told me later, it took her years to believe that…

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