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Shattered Paperback – May 29, 2013
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Patricia, artist, writer and poet, lives in the country by a creek with her husband and cat. She has two grown sons.
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I won't comment about the abuse. How people can do that is always incomprehensible to me. And as for those who colluded, consciously or not, "Evil flourishes when good men do nothing." (Edmund Burke)
I followed the author's path through life avidly, since I too have PTSD from childhood trauma. Her spirit was ultimately indomitable. Down sometimes, but never out. I was so delighted, and it reassures me in my own healing journey, to read of those actions she took which were self-affirming and healing.
I loved when she finally said, "No!" to the therapist who always took phone calls during their sessions.
There are beautifully written passages, particularly when the author rides her horse in the country and into the forests.
There were also lines I loved and identified with such as "intimacy meant annihilation". That's how I felt, too. Other people's needs came before mine. Other people defined who I was. I had no self, I was an instrument.
I loved the cultural references as I am about the same age as the author. (Chatty Cathy, Barbie, paper dolls, etc.)
Meditation became an essential part of her healing and she gave a very simple way to do it that I've already added to my practice.