Delighted to have a story published in the third edition of Atticus Review. This is a piece of creative nonfiction, perhaps not an easy read, but I’m proud of it. It’s a lyrical delve into my own psyche and some of the events that happened to me in my childhood. In this issue Atticus Review states: we look deeper at the role of language in shaping our lives, our relationships, and our world. We have love languages, expressions of grief, ways of processing trauma and creating hope. As an access point, language gives shape, and is shaped by, our sense of self and our sense of community.

Many thanks to editor Rachel Laverdiere for her help in polishing the story.

Photo by Carole Raddato, used and adapted under CC.