So I showed it to my husband last night. Bless his heart, he looks at it like he looks at all my work, supportively and a little puzzled as to WTF it is. So he says, “What’s it supposed to be?” and I explained to him, it’s like a picture saying 1000 words and in this case they’re all “shame.” So he says, “Well I don’t really know what shame looks like.” And I smiled at him, and pointed back to the pages, and said, “Now you do!”
This morning he sent me a link to this fabulous video. I will have to go back and watch it and recreate more pages about things like “vulnerability hangovers” and petri dishes and other such things that I could SO identify with. It’s a wonderful, wonderful talk about a condition that has plagued my family for generations, disfiguring our souls and our relationships.