"You know you can wrap an old fish in a piece of paper called change, it's still going to stink …" - Barack Obama
I found a fabulous flckr photo stream called Yo Chicago that has some truly fabulous pictures of Chicago. I could spend hours looking at them all. They bring back so many memories of where I lived – Lincoln Park, Lakeview East, Ravenswood, and more.
Imagine my surprise when I stumble upon pictures of the hospital my daughter was born and abandoned at?
Yes. Go ahead. Cringe. I hate that word too.
Did I abandon her (from my perspective AT THAT TIME)?. No.
From hers? Um. Yeah.
What else do you call it when a mother leaves a child with strangers and walks away from that child?
I realize the nice word is "adoption". I dont agree. What is that saying "lipstick on a pig"?
Yeah. Adoption. Legalized abandonment. Hence, lipstick on a pig.
That picture was quite triggering.