What does one do when the therapist treating one for PTSD asks one for their thoughts on a recent NPR interview with author and adoptive parent, Jennifer Gilmore?
You respond and say you have not heard of the book drawn from the authors open adoption experience nor have you heard the interview. You also share your thoughts on open adoption and adoptive parent entitlement.
Later, you download the book from the Kindle store and when your therapist shares the link to the audio interview with you, you promptly ignore it.
However, you do start to read the book. You find it easy to read (for now) but wonder if you will be able to get through it. You tend to avoid such things. You never saw Juno (and won’t). You don’t read or view or support pro-adoption propaganda. Yet since this book came to you via your therapist, something inside you compels you to read it. You ponder if there is a deeper meaning to the mention of it by your therapist to you. You also posit that reading it is research for your own book you are once again working on. You also ponder if you are once again over-thinking and reading too much into everything and are setting yourself up for a fall.
More to come.