May 3, 2014
They sure know how to speak cruelly, these parents of mine. I wonder if it's true for all parents, or especially for Indian parents. When they feel hurt, they will slice you with words to stop feeling their own pain, to convince themselves that you are the one with the problems. I used to do it too, following their lead, but then I went to college and realized that close relationships didn't have to be like this. Cruelty can be a choice. I cannot communicate this to them, but I can be different, and that is enough. That is enough.