“Childhood is over the moment things are no longer astonishing.”
– Eugene Ionesco, Romanian and French playwright and dramatist
“How did it go?”
“Good, I think,” replied Rick’s daughter. “I learned a lot about myself.”
Rick had been waiting for his daughter who was in a counselling session. After much coaxing and arm twisting, she had finally decided to go. Rick had been worried about his girl for some time. A single mom, she had survived a physically and emotionally abusive relationship and was now battling depression. On the drive home, she shared with Rick an assessment by the counselor – essentially, that many of her issues stemmed from a sense of abandonment.
Rick nodded as his daughter spoke...
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