Untamed by Glennon Doyle EPUB & PDF – eBook Details Online
- Author: Glennon Doyle
- Genre: Happiness Self-Help, LGBT Biographies, Biographies of Women
- Publish Date: 10 March 2020
- Size: 10 MB
- Format: PDF / EPUB
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Four years ago, married to the father of my three
children, I fell in love with a woman.
Much later, I watched that woman drive away from
my home to meet with my parents and share her plan to
propose to me. She thought I didn’t know what was
happening that Sunday morning, but I knew.
When I heard her car return, I settled into the couch,
opened a book, and tried to slow my pulse. She walked
through the door and directly toward me, bent down,
kissed my forehead. She pushed my hair aside and took a
deep breath of my neck, like she always does.
stood up and disappeared into the bedroom. I walked to
the kitchen to pour some coffee for her, and when I
turned around, she was right there in front of me, down
on one knee, holding a ring. Her eyes were certain and
pleading, wide and laser focused, sky blue, bottomless.
“I couldn’t wait,” she said. “I just could not wait
Later, in bed, I laid my head on her chest while we
talked about her morning. She’d told my parents, “I love
your daughter and grandchildren like I’ve never loved
before. I’ve spent my entire life searching and preparing
myself for them. I promise you that I will love and
protect them forever.” My mother’s lip quivered with fear
and courage as she said, “Abby.
I have not seen my
daughter this alive since she was ten years old.”
Much else was said that morning, but that first
response from my mother jumped out at me like a
sentence in a novel begging to be underlined:
I have not seen my daughter this alive since she was
ten years old.
My mother watched the spark in my eyes fade during
my tenth year on Earth. Now, thirty years later, she was
witnessing the return of that spark. In the past few
months, my entire posture had changed. I looked regal to
her. And a little scary.
After that day, I began to ask myself: Where did my
spark go at ten? How had I lost myself?
I’ve done my research and learned this: Ten is when
we learn how to be good girls and real boys. Ten is when
children begin to hide who they are in order to become
what the world expects them to be. Right around ten is
when we begin to internalize our formal taming.
Ten is when the world sat me down, told me to be
quiet, and pointed toward my cages:
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