A memory

I remember one time when I was crying as a young child.  I don’t recall why, but I remember my parents, as parents do, trying to soothe me, although without success.  My stepfather finally turned his voice to a stern note and asked, “Are you hurt?”


“My feelings are hurt.”


“But are you bleeding?  Are you physically hurt?”




“Then stop crying, before I give you something to cry about.”


I can count the times I recall crying since adolescence on the fingers of one hand.  Correlation is not causation, but…


~ by arkhilokhus on April 10, 2008.

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