January 8, 2014


We think of abuse as physical violence.  
It is bigger.  
It can be neglect, unkind words or less obvious -
 Unsolicited advice,
and meddling 
are just a few versions of violence that deeply affect us.

 “These versions of violence,” Morissette writes, “sometimes subtle, sometimes clear.
 And the ones that go unnoticed, still leave their mark once disappeared.”

Children, elders, mates, animals, strangers