"But even as we pretend to live our lives more and more in the open, pasting and posting and pinning more and more bits of our private lives to the public notice board of social media, there are entire swaths of private existence we still hide, still keep deep and secret: domestic fury; our lust for money, and the disgraceful lengths we'll go to for it; and -- always -- our fear of the Other, be it black or brown, or just broken, like my boy."
a quote from an article by author Ian Brown as he reflects on what it was like to watch as his intimate memoirs of bringing up a severely handicapped child unfolded on the public stage. Both the book and play are called The Boy in the Moon
This quote jumped out at me, but the article itself left a lump in my throat. This author had an afternoon radio show back in the 90s. Sometimes his stories would be so beautiful that I'd stop driving, pull over, and just listen.
Anyway what have you been reading lately? Any highlighted bits that left a lump in your throat or perhaps just gave you a pause?