The Empowerment of the Darkness

The Empowerment of the Darkness

Here I am. No friends. No family. A job I don’t love. Alone in a country that is not my own, speaking a language that is not my native tongue. Here, I tell myself, here is where I am meant to learn that if I can be ok, here, without all the things I am...
You’re so stupid! Turning lies into gold.

You’re so stupid! Turning lies into gold.

You’re so stupid.   My mom said this to me in a fit of frustration when I accidentally locked the car keys in the trunk. Instead of criticizing my action, my being, who I was, was being criticized. This hurt. The reason that it hurt was because it was of...