I was looking for a particualr picture in the big box at my parents house, in the end I brought the box here so I can scan them onto a disc....eventually.
But when I looked through I discovered an individual school photograph for every year from 5 to 16 yo.
And I can tell, and my wife can, exactly when the abuse began at 11.
The sparkle has gone, the smile's forced, and as I get older I just look terrible. Not the usuall acne covered teenage oik, I had that to put up with as well ! But I looked scared and lost. My teeth were bad as well, I look as though I didn't care.
I don't think I did.
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler.
Henry David Thoreau