That video. The one I mentioned yesterday. It’s about daring to have the conversation about child sexual abuse, because we can ignore it if we want but that doesn’t mean it isn’t there. And it won’t go away on its own. It’s difficult to watch, but necessary, I think.
On the other hand, I’m not going to force you to have a conversation you don’t feel ready to have, either as an observer or as a survivor, nor do I wish the video or this post to bring up anything in your life you’re not up to dealing with at the moment. Having enough spoons, is the phrase folks use on Making Light’s Dysfunctional Families threads, based on a novel example used by a woman suffering from lupus to describe her life to a friend.
Anyway, if you prefer to spend your spoons elsewhere, do so with my full support. I promise I’ll still love you if you give this post a pass. However, if you’re willing to take a step in this direction at this time, here’s the link. I’ll wait…
The only reason I’m willing to go into this now in a forum this public is that, other than yours truly, the other players in the events are dead. So.
I never told my mother.