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The Gifts of Adoption Reunion: Courage & Acceptance

On Nov. 19, I spoke about adoption reunion at the Washington Ethical Society. They're a great group. The talk, posted on the archives, was well received with interesting comments afterward from many members of the adoption constellation. http://ethicalsociety.org/article.php?id=119

Expose Emotional Silence So Wounds Can Heal

I'm moderating a literary panel on "Darkness and Light" tomorrow at the Mishkan Torah Synagogue Book Fair. I think this statement, intended for Vietnam vets, resonates for those of us in the adoption constellation. Kind of heavy but that's darkness for you. "The Last Field Dressing" by Mike Hastie, US Army Medic, Vietnam 1970-1971 Excerpted from U.S. House of Representatives Hearings on the Aftermath of the Vietnam War Above and beyond all things considered, learn to forgive yourself. I don't care what you did or didn't do, try to forgive what you've considered the unforgivable. For there will simply come a day when you will finally understand that there is absolutely nothing else left

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