Crushing on Albee
When he started talking about the way he felt about his adoption, I pulled over to listen.
He talked in a very unemotional, straightforward way.
He explained he didn't feel like it was a good fit...that he didn't feel like he belonged in the family...and he didn't much like his adoptive parents. (Ah, the Ding of familiarity!)
As simple as that.
He didn't seem bogged down by Guilt nor twisted by inner conflict.
This is the way it was, he seemed to be saying. No big deal.
If only I could begin to look at my own adoption placement like that, expressed in no-nonsense sentences.
Now I'm fascinated. I'm not very familiar with his work. I know he's a famous adoptee. The fact that he's not a Cheerleader Adoptee is a big, fat relief.
In my head, adoption is endlessly exhausting and complicated. If I could just get some clarity. Must do some reading about Albee. Must read him. He must save all his adoption-related demons for his work.