My theme for Munday Monday #165 is parent and child.
I have this small statue in my clinic. I have a small collection of parent/child and mother/child art that I have collected for years. I was separated from my mother at birth, from my father and his family at 4 months and back to my mother and father at 9 months. I was sure that adults loved me but I did not trust them: they kept abandoning me.
As an adult I understand that it was because my mother had active tuberculosis and that the first separation saved my life. But…. I can love people, but trust must be earned.
A patient said last week that I had a political statement in my waiting room. “I do?” I said. He was talking about this statue.
If this is a political statement, I stand by it.
Attach your parent child picture, political statement or not. And much love and hope for every parent and child and love.
One entry from last week, Mundane Monday #165: sand:
KL Allendorfer: Sand.