Sunday, October 23, 2005

On parents

When a child first catches adults out - when it first walks into his grave little head that adults do not have divine intelligence, that their judgements are not always wise, their thinking true, their sentences just - his world falls into panic desolution. The Gods are fallen and all safety gone. And there is one sure thing about the fall of Gods; they do not fall a little; they crash and shatter or sink deeply into green muck. It is a tedious job to build them up again; they never quite shine. And the child's world is never quite whole again. It is an aching kind of growing.

East of Eden


Blogger NBS said...

sucks, but it happens to the best of us, some people grow and admire what their parents did, others tend to move away from them, hate them, use them, lie to them, find out what they were really like and what they got up to, which just increases the hate towards them, and increases the desire to use them for their money hoping that their death will not be far away and hopefully involve a lot of pain and the realisation of all the things they fucked up and trhat they deserve to part the world in the way they are

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