A view into the raw living that occurs daily in households across the planet is displayed in this personal memoir of an abuse survivor who is determined to collect the data required to sort out reality, survive and most importantly tread the thin lined edge of life that forces you to choose between following the blueprint set before you or to draw a new one.
Forty years after the storm of a dysfunctional family life, the victim finds herself in the position of full-time caretaker to her abuser. Now the shoe is on the other foot and the victim, armed with vengeance has the power to pay forward all the evil that was due in order to level the playing field. Not just for herself, but for her siblings and others who suffered at the hands of her sadistically, mentally ill mother.
How do you decide between revenge and forgiveness? What is the determining factor?
It is human nature to avenge. I’m hardwired that way.
March 30, 2012 at 4:10 pm