image: Duane Michals
There was time in our family when a very disfunctional person entered
and was enabled to wreak emotional disaster in our family. Essentially
she permanently destroyed relationships between father
and children and between brothers and sisters.
This image brought out all those dark visceral memories.
Our family never recovered from what had happened.
Yes, self absorbed was one aspect I almost went with here. This is very "snappy" ... nice.ReplyDelete
Amazing how one person can wreak havoc and divide family.ReplyDelete
How sad that this person destroyed the love and relationships in the family. I like the haiku ~ReplyDelete
Oh Snap! "unreality"...I like it!ReplyDelete
very good 'ku.ReplyDelete
amazing how one person can
wreck havoc inside a family.
I hope this brought closure. Think of the mirror as a compact, and snap it shut!ReplyDelete
Fascinating, poignant story you shared with us.ReplyDelete
One person can be capable of quite a lot of emotional damage. I can see how this picture could drag those painful memories to the fore.ReplyDelete
Sociopaths can do that...had one destroy my marriage, feel for you!ReplyDelete
A terrific haiku!ReplyDelete
Life is most unfair, Kathe! One person made a choice and unraveled the family fabric. A pity!ReplyDelete
perfect haiku for thisReplyDelete
Good one it captures your thoughts well. Anyway life is full of all colors and we have to go through.ReplyDelete
I and me is often the wedge between you and us.ReplyDelete
There are people who seem to thrive on the havoc they wreak - it's very sad, and I am sorry that your family were the vistims of such a person.ReplyDelete
I had the same reaction as 'thingy' ... how one person could have that much control/power! Your Mag came from a place deep within ... thank you for sharing.ReplyDelete
I'm sure these wreckers know what they're doing and why they do it. For fun.ReplyDelete
A powerful story Kathe....hope that your family has recovered at some point from the pain. (still working on my lucky duck) Hope you have a great week! :-)ReplyDelete
Oh, to see ourselves as others see us, eh?ReplyDelete
Excellent observation Kathe - I can relate to this.ReplyDelete
Hoping for your healing...ReplyDelete
Thanks for tagging me as a lucky duck. I've been busy, but I'll try to think of some questions.
A heavy memory stored and expressed beautifully. I love that "unreality."ReplyDelete
Coincidentally, a very dysfunctional person created havoc in my family when I was a kid and we were altered forever, also.