>Situate me

September 27, 2010 § Leave a comment

>My mom received an email from her good friend about my article. In her message, she asked about me: “She must be so nervous about the publication… Has she gone into hiding yet?” The answer is yes. My instinct is to disappear. This is the period of time where people start to notice that they haven’t heard from me in a while. It’s safe in my secret hiding place with my secret hiding companions. Ebb and flow. I don’t know how writers like Daphne Merkin, can publish her private thoughts and life story on a regular basis. This morning I read an article about a teacher who is being reassigned after publishing essays about her past. People kept using the words “honest” and “brave” when referring to my article. Have I said something where others have chosen silence? Am I cut out for it? What does it mean to be cut out? Now that I’ve been published in The Times, insert question here.

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