On trauma, memory, community, place. | 28/31

“In essence, we never leave our orphanage.

We move from one alienating place to another.

Which is no less alienating.

We simply change the site of practice.”

Daniel Drennan ElAwar

The following is from a series of musings on trauma, memory, community, and place. The introduction to the series and beginning essay [link] explains the purpose of this month of entries.

I remember visiting my orphanage a long time ago.

It’s not a welcoming place.

The nuns who work there are generally very kind.

But the place….

The place is haunting.

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