My teaser comes from page 131 of Autobiography of a Face by Lucy Grealy. This book is a memoir of the author’s childhood, in which she had a third of her jaw removed as a result of a disfiguring surgery due to Ewing’s Sarcoma, and later suffered the pain of rejection and cruel taunts by classmates.
“Everybody, from my mother to the characters I read about in books (who were as actual and important as real people to me), was always looking at someone else’s life and envying it, wishing to occupy it. I wanted them to stop, to see how much they had already, how they had their health and their strength.”
I can really relate to that and remember feeling that way last spring, when we were dealing with a serious medical issue with my older daughter. I remember being barely tolerant of friends whining about minor problems, and wanting to scream- stop it! You have everything and you don’t even know it! Thankfully my daughter is much better now, and my friends no longer annoy me quite so much!
What are YOU reading this week?