1. Trust as an innate emotion
2. Trust as an extension of us
For the purpose of explaining betrayal in relationship to "The Glass Castle," we will examine trust as an innate emotion. This is the kind of trust which forms naturally within us. It is a preconceived bond, an almost supernatural current within us and/or between us.This is the mother-child trust. This is the father-child trust. And this is important. This is the trust which children innately feel for their parents, guardians, and caregivers because of who they are and the roles they hold.
I don't belong here.
Why did they have me?
by minimizing their truths and normalizing their suffering.
After returning home from the movie, I googled Jeanette Walls. I came across an interview with her in "The New York Times Magazine" (May 24, 2013). Alex Witchel reported that "...she [Jeanette] seemed to make a clean break from her mother, who was still living in an East Village squat. But when it was damaged by a fire, Walls, alone among her siblings took Rose Mary (mom) in. Her brother, Brian, a retired policeman who lives in Brooklyn, finds it hard to be around her mother. Her younger sister, Maureen, stabbed Rose Mary in the back 20 years ago, before being given the diagnosis of schizophrenia; she now lives in California and claims she has no mother. Lori remains close to Rose Mary...though she lives in Manhattan." After reflecting on the concluding scene once again and contrasting it with the article, I was reminded...
~ Believe and Be Well ~
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