How a missed trash can led to Formation Tortue, but learning languages may help…

Inspiring Critical Thinking and Community via Books, Lessons, and Story

This is a slightly edited re-posting, to finish the theme of how childhood trauma informs and affects our adult lives, that has been going this past few weeks of Some Tours being Worth Marching, and then Some Beatings being Worth Taking, after Floating on the ceiling as Punishment for hitting your elders in the Jaw, and learning that I Shouldn’t Exist?

Why did that paper ball flying over my head make me dive for the floor?

Shortly after I turned 51 years of age, a young coworker launched a simple balled up bit of paper at the trash can in front of me. It missed. What I saw was not a mere bit of paper becoming litter, however. Out of the corner of my eye, something came flying at me from behind. I reacted instinctively: by ducking. Since this was not the normally appropriate behavior for a…

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7 thoughts on “How a missed trash can led to Formation Tortue, but learning languages may help…”

  1. Thank you for sharing this compendium of narratives, Ned. I hope that these ‘stories’ can help others dealing with C-PTSD, and help those who work to help, as well.

    In Service,
    Shira

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