I noticed a disturbing trend since Pluto went into Capricorn. People paint parents either all white or all black.
They do this in regards to their own parents. They do this in regards to the parents of others.
If they’re parents themselves, they’re no less extreme in their judgment. They’re also ready and willing to judge and burn “other people’s” parents”, whom they may or may not even know.
Chances are, my childhood was worse than yours. I don’t say this to measure my misery against yours. That would be impossible, because I don’t even feel miserable.
My point is that my childhood was quite bad. I barely scratched the surface in my book, Heaven, I Mean Circle K. But I still feel I benefited greatly from both of my parents.
For starters, I have quite of bit of charisma. This is inherited from my father. I don’t know how I’d have made it through life without it!
My intellect comes from my other, along with my legs, my original thought processes and my interesting way of speaking.
Do these things sound small to you?
I just don’t see how a person can look at the parent and say that the suck…every fiber of their body and shred of their soul. To do that, you have to deny a lot of important aspects of yourself, as well as your very life force (and any life you’ve created – children or grandchildren), because they did create you and bring you into this world.
Do you view your parents in black and white? Throw them up the pole, or stomp them in the dirt? Raise one, stomp the other? What?