Every Unhappy Family
I know I am drawn to train wrecks. I like to salvage things. I know fixing things, people, is a tall order. But salvaging is gentle. Expectations are low. And sometimes rewards can be great. It's like sweeping a metal detector over a vast, arid beach. And getting crushed unexpectedly by tsunamis sometimes, unfortunately, instead of finding the elusive pocket watch. But when the excited prick of the detector vibrates, that metal heart begins fibrillating, I know it's been worthwhile. What we have buried, left behind tells so much more about us than what we carry.