Family

[Originally posted by Matt January 2013]

I just can’t get this promo video for Andrew Solomon’s Far From The Tree out of my mind. I can’t stop thinking about how it names and visualizes family so perfectly in its non-perfection. There is no normal: just family; just those to whom we are bound.

And family is pretty radical concept here, too. Radically loving. Radically accepting. Radically open.

And “I’m lucky too” captures just about everything there is to say about being in family — for all its risk and pain, we’re just so damn lucky to be in a family.

Matt.

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