Pain is so much easier to deal with when we can numb it. Do what we can to get by. Do everything we can so we don’t feel.
Yet when we face it, an amazing story unfolds. This is an amazing story.
God, bless the brave characters in this story.
“Our intention was to dance on his grave.
“My beautiful cousin, who I’d not seen in 35 years, and I set out to dance on our grandfather’s grave. Our first dilemma was, of course, song choice. You have to have the right song. We bandied a few song titles about, Alanis Morrisette was a front runner. Obviously.
“We drove to the town where he lived, and where he is buried. We drove to the town where we were abused. Driving down the picturesque New England roads, I felt a little faint. Mary felt a little barfy. We pulled into a store parking lot, and Mary spent some quality time behind a dumpster, hurling. It happens.
“We weren’t entirely sure where the cemetery was, so we pulled into a police station to ask for directions. I said, jokingly, We should go in and file a police report. Mary said, What would happen if we went inside and filed a police report?
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Please feel as you read this. May the numbing stop. Be brave.