Parental Dissonance VIII

"Weight" by Ian Watts "I will not be the man you meant to raise," He grim averred. "Your expectations chafe And stifle how I've grown and learned in days Since youth; Not mine to keep your heirlooms safe. "Did my novitiate not fulfill your wish? My filial duty: tell you sacramental Black is white, teach … Continue reading Parental Dissonance VIII

Parental Dissonance VII

"You Can Always Come Home" by Aryeh Barasch I remember the first time I got into a real argument with my parents. It wasn’t too explosive of an argument, but I remember clearly that it was about religion. The idea of religion, which is a way that we are supposed to choose to live our … Continue reading Parental Dissonance VII