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#264703 - 12/01/08 11:41 PM Libraries, turning full circle, etc.
dgoods Offline

Registered: 10/15/07
Posts: 622
Loc: Richmond area
Apparently this is post #500 for me-
Any way, i just wanted to let folks know that i found both Mike Lew's "Victims No Longer", as well as Mic Hunter's "Abused Boys" at my newly-local library. I've still got to get some mail at my new address for ID purposes before getting the ol' library card, but you can bet i spent a good few hours poring over both tomes.
The odd thing about it for me, was that my 2nd abuser had zeroed in on me, while i'd been parked at a cubby in the Boston Public Library, while skipping school- so yeah, it was a little odd; reading a book in a library, to help me cope with CSA memories, some of which have their origins in my reading a book in a library...
I can't remember the author of the quote, but it brings this to mind:
"The universe is not only stranger than you imagine; it is stranger than you can imagine."
'Nuff said. Happy December, my brothers and sisters...

Give sorrow words: the grief that does not speak
Whispers the o'er-fraught heart and bids it break.

-William Shakespeare, Macbeth, Act IV, Sc. III

#264957 - 12/03/08 03:49 AM Re: Libraries, turning full circle, etc. [Re: dgoods]
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Registered: 06/19/04
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Happy December to you, too! I'm glad to hear your library has those books, both of which are excellent. It's good to see that the subject matter of male sexual abuse is being recognized as worthy of having books on it in the public library now. Makes me wonder if my local library has them on their shelves. And yeah, it is kind of interesting how it has come full circle now - recovering from your abuse at it's origins.



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