A Mother's Journey
Most times when we plan a journey or trip there is some excitement in the planning and expectation of the places we have heard about and longed to see. Accompanied with the experiences – possibly the people we may meet along the way, people different from ourselves, tastes different from the usual and unforgettable vistas that stay in our minds eye for ever and a day.
Along the journey there is always those unexpected little detours that bring pleasure and excitement we didn’t even count on and if we weren’t tempted to take them would never have experienced the unexpected.
Silent no more
As long as I remember, I was different and in South Africa where I grew up, there is a myth: if you walk under a rainbow it will change your sex. I tried running under every rainbow I saw! My parents once admitted to me they had wanted a boy; when I came out as a girl, they often treated me as a boy. I wasn’t angry with this because I actually wanted to be a boy.
As a child, my parents fought a lot. My dad was easily angered. I was told I pushed my father away since I was four. Growing up, I always felt uneasy around men.
We attended church on Sundays. Our church didn’t
July 20, 2016 - Wilna van Beek