Emotes to manhood (haibun) (SoCS)

I totally forgot this story…

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The drama teacher told us the other  day that the boys do not emote enough and asked me and Francine to give examples. Is she kidding?  I am a bundle of emotions. My soul and heart are like a bunch of elastics that pile one on to the other building a ball bigger than a golf ball.  Each elastic can snap at the knowledge of sadness, pain and suffering.  An elastic or two will snap if there is hatred and bitterness.    I am the most ridiculous example of someone you should NOT be like. But these guys need examples, she said.

Well, I beg to differ, Mrs. Messier!  These boys know how to emote alright.  They did it just fine when they were babies, even as toddlers but when they got to nursery school at the ripe OLD age of 3 and 4, they were laughed at for showing emotions. …

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3 thoughts on “Emotes to manhood (haibun) (SoCS)”

  1. Beautiful story. It is true boys are told to be strong and not show tears. I guess that notion is changing.


    1. I don’t think it is changing fast enough. Fathers who were raised that way sometimes raise their sons the same way but at least we are talking about it. I work on a youthline and I often tell kids, real men cry.


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