“To say that Wallace took The Drama of the Gifted Child to heart is to put it very mildly indeed. He returned to it over and over again; his notes were made at many different times, in wildly differing sizes and styles of penmanship, states of mind.”
— surviving antidepressants.org
Wallace wasn’t the only one. Cilla’s Ex, it turned out, also took Alice Miller to heart, also to put it very mildly indeed. Cilla’s Ex likewise returned again and again and made notes in wildly different sizes and styles. During their decade of marriage, Cilla was determined to rehabilitate her husband. She refused to whinge. She refused to burn herself alive. If anyone knew how to lean into the sharp points, as Rinpoche suggested, Cilla did. Better to claim responsibility because at least then she didn’t feel so damn stupid.
Read the rest of Alice Miller & the Dead Ex by Kirie Pedersen in New World Writing