I just published my latest blog entry. Normally in these messages, I
try to give a brief outline regarding what I have written about. In
this particular case, I think the title, subtitle, and summary are a
better description than I can give in an email message like this.
Mourning for my "Lost" Experiences
Letting go of what I never had.
"As an infant, I had a traumatic brain injury resulting in
prosopagnosia. As a child and teen, I experienced the trauma of an
uncaring peer group. As an adult, I am starting to realize how much
I have been effected by my positive and negative social experiences
growing up. How do I make up for the positive peer experiences I
never had? How do I mourn for that loss?"
This is one of those pieces which began with a specific collection of
thoughts about a particular experience I had, an experience I realized
I have had before. Then I realized, as I was writing, that I had
touched on something much deeper than I had imagined. As a result, the
focus of this piece of writing also changed from how I had envisioned
it. I think it is the longest piece I have written so far, but don't
let that scare you from reading it.
Please let me know what you think of it, either in the comments section
of the blog, or by letting me know directly.