Where Does Feeling Unwanted Get Me?

Unwanted. Rejected. By a parent.  A spouse.  A child.  A friend.  A stranger.  A loved one.  A coworker. Unwanted.  It means we weren't a priority, we were less valued than the conditions required to want us. We think, What's wrong with me that I wasn't enough? And that's the wrong question to ask.  In the …

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Finding the Light

I am 18.  Sitting calmly, quietly.  Looking up at the stained glass windows and the light shining through.  The particles of dust visible in the light rays, suspended, dancing.  Listening to the priest, his slurred French, running the words from a ceremony he'd likely performed hundreds of times before, I knew I wouldn't experience this …