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11 October 2014 @ 05:15 pm
"No one is ever free until they tell the truth about themselves and the life into which they've been cast. Write it down; tell it to a friend in need, or a stranger who needs diversion. We are all here to be a witness to something, to be of some aid and direction to other people."--Tennessee Williams/Interview with James Grissom/1982/
W. Lotuswlotusopenid on October 13th, 2014 01:50 am (UTC)
The last five words are what keep echoing like a rung bell in my head: the life "into which they've been cast". We build our own lives, yes, but we build them within the framework of the life we were cast into by forces far beyond our control. For some people those forces were benevolent. For others of us, those forces were not. That has an affect on what kind of life one can build.

When we begin to tell the truth about these things, there will be people (particularly those who made the life into which we had been cast less than good in places) who will want and pressure us to shut up. But if we bow to their pressure, we can never be free.

I need to expound on this on my blog.
Tapatitapati on October 14th, 2014 11:13 pm (UTC)
yes and I've gotten blow back from people who wish I hadn't written about them or who disputed what I wrote. I can only tell my story my way with the perspective I had at the time and what I've come to understand upon reflection.