Monday, May 09, 2005

Family Dysfunction

Is there any family that doesn't have deep hidden secrets?

You can go your entire life thinking a particular relative hung the moon, only to find out there was an entire life he/she led that no one talked about...or maybe didn't find out about until years later. Or sometimes family keeps it a secret from you to protect you from ? thinking less of the person?

Should finding out those secrets change your perception or even affection for that person? Or does it merely mean we are all human and only God hung the moon?

I tend to think the secrets we all keep hidden in our proverbial closets are the layers of our soul. It explains who we were, who we are and what we could be or could've been. Life has so many intriguing twists and turns, generally due to choices we make. That's what makes free will so fascinating.

Now if only I can find a way to tell Amanda about my secret life as a Vegas showgirl...

2 comments:

jes said...

if you do tell her, don't forget the pictures.

and amanda, if she shows you the pictures, distract her while you scan them in.

then, post them on your blog. we all want to see them. ;)

Amanda Sue said...

it is pretty interesting that the older you get, the more "entitled" you are to know the family secrets. i liked it better when everyone was sober, faithful, and smart.