When the [yoga] class is small, the teacher gives instruction and walks around helping students make adjustments. When she came to help me as I struggled with a posture she asked me if I had any injuries.
“Well,” I said. “I had a really difficult childhood.”
When I read this passage I had an intense feeling of deja vu. I said exactly that in answer to the yoga teacher’s question. Different yoga teacher (I’m sure), different class.
Have you had any injuries? she asked.
“An unhappy childhood,” I answered.
source: Look Busy: one hundred 100-word stories by and for the easily distracted by Jane McDermott
2014. Fourteen Hills Press, San Francisco CA