Detached

It was May of 2013 and my over sized innocent heart had just then fathomed the negative results of vulnerability. That afternoon on a seemingly perfect Sunday, I was alarmed to see my older sister rushing into our house. Her unstable limbs and distressed face had made their way up the main staircase followed by a trail of sniffles before I even had time to register what happened. While frozen in confusion I was woken abruptly by my parents yelling for my younger siblings and I to get in the car. There was news to be shared.
The thought that we had to go to a different location to hear this news frightened my twelve year old mind. My family and I drove. And drove. And drove. In reality ...

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love in my life were no longer going to be married. My forever family no longer forever. In this same instant I looked towards my two emotionless siblings for a sign; a sign to if this new found hole in my heart was a reality or not. Nonetheless I received no such assurance. They couldn’t have understood. Not in the same way or level that I did at least, or they'd be saying something. Anything. I was jealous of their ignorance and it made me feel hot. My face. My skin. My heart. I felt like I was burning in my own emotions. Melting away. It is something I wish I could’ve done at the time.
The most vivid scene branded in my mind is the reaction of my father when I asked what would happen to our eternal family? Always as a young girl I would go on and on about our eternal family. So naive. I also remember crawling to the stream, I repeatedly washed my face with the icy water. Maybe I was washing away the tears, or perhaps the relentless burning, or most likely the experience I ...

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