Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Morning Musings

I read a bunch of adoption blogs yesterday, as I do most days, and woke up this morning with an image in my mind of a plant pulled out of the soil. I think this image captures something that I hear many adoptees trying to express online. We sometimes find ourselves in discussions in which non-adopted people are talking about the adoptive family's ability to provide sunshine and water and Miracle-Gro, and we are saying yes, that is all well and good, but what about the soil? Can't you see that we need the soil? Can't you see our bare roots hanging there? And it can feel rather surreal at times, like we are pointing out the emperor's lack of clothes but nobody can hear us.

13 comments:

  1. That's a powerful image. And a welcome reminder. I'm listening, and thanks for saying it.

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  2. Thank you!
    It really does help that some people _can_ hear us. :-)

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  3. Beautiful analogy. Thanks for helping this AP understand just a little bit better ...

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  4. Another AP saying thanks.

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  5. Thank you for your perspective.

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  6. Your posts are always so beautiful and thought provoking. Thank you.

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  7. Such a profound image and so very true..thank you.

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