In just a few words and images you have opened your heart, your mind, and your life to us, Rusty. . . the pangs of childhood hurts and fears that linger for many years and sometimes never go away. But by writing "I am good enough", you take a powerful step towards exorcizing these demons. Thank you for sharing your continuing journey.
Deborah Barchi has recently retired from her career as a librarian and now has time to read, explore nature, and write poetry and essays.