Still Hurting
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Still Hurting

The Boy and the Fig Tree

Courtesy of The Casual Observer

Every time I start making changes in my life, my mind wanders back to the passage about the fig tree in Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar.

I know that I’ve written about this passage and its metaphorical resonance in my life, but it keeps coming back to me, keeps slamming me in the face.

The passage, for the unfamiliar:

I saw my life branching out before me like the green…

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Zach J. Payne

Zach J. Payne

(He/They) Ninja Writer. Thespian. Queer. Essayist, poet, novelist.