I watched a documentary the other day about Nan Goldin, the photographer. It’s called, “All the Beauty and All the Bloodshed.” This documentary is about many things, but one of its recurring themes is Nan’s older sister, whose presence haunts the film and Goldin. Many years after her sister’s death by suicide, Goldin still tries to appease her unquiet ghost. Goldin seems, still, to want to be worthy of her sister, who had loved her and believed in her. When her parents did not.
I know exactly what you mean. Takes a long time to realize it.
A touching piece.
Insightful! Patterns that sail in many families. Love the “analogy”?
It is an art to write about something with few words and give your readers such a clear picture of what so many experience. I wish I could share this with my beloved sister. Merci Richard.
Again, Richard, you touched a hot wire. I have a knot in my throat and no words. A painful subject. But thank you.
Heartbreaking frank. You are so open it shames those of us who stuff our issues into Pandora's box.