Friday, January 28, 2011

Sad

My friend found this children's book at the bookstore. I don't know what to make of it. I feel sad we live in a world that books like it exist, or need to exist.

2 comments:

JL said...

I read that book in the counseling group my elementary school had for kids with divorcing/separating parents.. back in 1989. I'm amazed it's still in print.

Don't feel bad -- books like these help children survive and endure family traumas. And while divorce is no picnic, there are far worse things that happen in this world.

TLF+ said...

I agree, there are plenty of more abrupt and final traumas if we want to rank them.

But our culture's cavalier norming of divorce, despite all of the evidence of the harm it does, is indeed "Sad", as our host points out.