The Risk of Feigning Normality
8 days ago
You are at dinner with your family, silently taking pride in your current ability to pretend you’ve grown up. You are silently eating your food, while taking in some of the conversations going on between relatives apart from the moments you are addressed.
Eventually, your brother brings up instances where you’d erupt in vexation, if the thread you were gripping on were to break. Everyone else at the table laughs and tries to pull you into the sea of sniggering, as you witness your brother take p...