The Proof is Here

August 9th, 2022 → 9:53 am

“Hear my soul speak:
The very instant that I saw you, did
My heart fly to your service. — Tempest

Seeking Forgiveness is a love letter to my son. And the proof of it arrived in the mail yesterday. Exciting!!

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“You don’t know what it’s like to be Black!”

August 3rd, 2022 → 6:12 am

“These are but wild and whirling words.” — Hamlet

As detailed in my Mother’s Day op-ed, as well as in chapter 10 of Seeking Forgiveness, my son went through a phase where he said these words to me A LOT. Most often during minor arguments, for example over brushing his teeth or doing his homework, but once in a while over more substantive disagreements as well. I can say that the phase seems to have passed – not the arguments, we do still have those (lol!) – but my son seems to have realized that it’s generally more constructive to say things that extend a discussion, rather than shut it down. And I always appreciate having the discussion with him.

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