January 23, 2009

The Drama Begins

Lucy: But before that. Before Connecticut, before the drama, before the Sisters, there was Ft. Myers.

I was happy in Ft. Myers. Right before we moved, I was finally feeling like life was getting back to normal. I was getting used to the quiet house, the phone calls from Dad, the forced happiness of Mom. I thought everything would actually be OK.

And then ... something shifted. At first it felt the way it does when you’re standing up straight and someone comes over and pushes in the back of your knees – your whole body feels wobbly and, for a split second, you lose your place in reality. Now that I look back, the day started out all wrong. I should have taken it as a sign…

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