That’s me, the square peg who has tried for more than 50 years to fit in a round hole. I’ve never been able to make it work. And now living in a place forced upon me by financial poverty, I find it’s even more difficult to fit in.
I don’t think it’s impossible for me to have whittled and carved myself so I would fit into a round hole but in order to do that, I would have needed an idea of what I was supposed to be. As I’ve said before I never really dreamed of being anything except a wife, mother, mother-in-law and eventually grandmother.
It’s as though I’m lost in a great wide ocean just drifting about with no place to drop anchor. I can’t drift forever but I belong nowhere. There is no place for me to fit in or call home anymore.
2 thoughts on “Square Peg”
I’ve been there. Not in your same exact space, but the same emotionally. It’s hard living a place you’ve had to choose for financial reasons. Your willingness to express your feelings is so healthy, and I believe better things lie ahead for you.
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Great entry! I like how you take such a simple representation and use to sum up not just your own, but many other people’s problems with living.