I don’t normally post the art of others, but this little video clip is providing me with a little solace at the moment and I hope it will to some of you as well.It has started world-wide movement of free hugs.
<> I am in need of free hugs because my middle daughter, aged 13 has managed to get herself placed into a foster family- she was behaving violently towards her sistsers and the only way to stop her was to restrain her( she had already smashed windows when we had tried to put her in her room, we had also been trying tho get therapy for the last year but she refused to go or co-operate with any sessions arranged) which she viewed as abuse- and behaved as if there were no barriers or bounds. It has made me extremely sad and bereft as to how things could come to this , a sense of failure overwhelmed this weekend- we have been through a sad time the last two months- my father in law died , then my fathers partner nearly died from complications after partial removal of her lung for cancer ( she is slowly on the mend) and then my friends father died, then another friends thirtytwo yearold daughter died in her sleep leaving a husband and two young children, then our next door neighbour died last week and then my mothers partner is in hospital with a mystery illness as yet undiagnosed- if this all seems like too much, it is. My daughter doesn’t want to see us, and when I went to the Colac Show on friday I saw her, and she me, and she ran away- her younger sister ran after her to talk but she ran away. We actually have a strong feeling that she may have dissociative identity disorder and despite the fact that this condition normally arises out of sexual abuse- in 10% of cases the cause is unknown, we actually feel the condition may have been present since birth, due to the kind of strange way she arrived in the world.
Anyway the video clip left me feeling hugged and it gave a small but welcome sense of relief.