One need not be a chamber to be haunted. One need not be a house. The brain has corridors surpassing material place.
– Emily Dickinson –
There are some sayings or poems that just speak to you. Every one of us have corridors that are filled with doorways and archways. Maybe even a few windows.
I have spent my life teaching myself and now my children to learn how to shut those doors and windows. Sometimes I shut it too early. Sometimes I shut it amazingly too late. Sometimes I can’t even manage to close it, more or less keep it closed.
My amazing mother used this method to teach me as I was growing up. I am so lucky to have parents that have been through some shit to be able to handle me, and the path my life would take.
I am not that unusual but my story is. Most people don’t like to hear it all. They cut me off or they move on thinking it’s too heavy. Some tell me everyone has their cross to bear. I agree.
So instead of telling my story and dealing with my reaction to other people’s reactions, I shut doors.