These days, am working on Editing my book most of the time.
And ‘that’ means what is left after my Plain, good old Laziness, etc.
I seem to hv aged Before my compatriots, (look at Biden, 80; the Chief minister of Tamil Nadu… my age, 75, my neighbour, 85, thin as a pencil, but highly active, and i lack the energy to ‘drink’ the tea i hv made!).
Thus life is a jolly old song over here. Reason(s) why i don’t write much on my blog! …i Remember You all Very much. …Love n Regards.
Would any of You be interested in a few (FREE) chapters of my novel? …ONE chapter wd not bring out what i want to say. What say?! 🙂 🙂 🙂
A Must read for those who have suffered sexual abuse.
To add, I would say altogether too many people might be victims. Remember, I speak as a catholic priest, privileged to have received the confidence of thousands.
I too have suffered that, particularly during my Youth; though Not of the Severe kind. By God’s Grace, it has not weighed down on me. I think one of the main reasons would have been my being on ‘Fire’ in my subject.
Having given some of my personal sharing, I would say Anna’s this article is, to repeat, A Must Read.
Some abuse victims want as adults only to forget their past. That is an entirely legitimate response, and their prerogative.
By contrast, a surprising number of us want to use our suffering to ease the suffering of others. We want to make something purposeful – even beautiful – out of what was painful and ugly. That is a lofty goal which may or may not be achievable .
In either case, a few things should be clear.
A Strong Spirit
“He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak” (Isaiah 40: 29).
Those who somehow survive abuse – physical, emotional, sexual abuse, and neglect or domestic violence – have a strong spirit. This is true no matter the scars we carry forward from abuse or the fears abuse bequeathed to us. We would not otherwise be…
Our Young Friend (from the photo he has posted on his profile!) who calls himself ‘Sandomina,’ has written this very well written article, which I am sharing in what must be known to You all by now — my copy and paste method, for the usual reasons.
A VERY GOOD READ. Even the comments make good reading. Do peruse.