Are Memoirists Psychological Refugees?
Memoir writers can be an assembly of refugees that keep away from what they want to avoid recalling, until they tackle it, like alcoholics in AA meetings, until they trust themselves to explore, research, seek truths and receive the gift of resolution. The challenges they face come from provoking the past, digging into stories about conflict with family, lovers, strangers, friends, and issues like sickness, and addiction. The storytellers may not have addressed the story in depth but it has occupied them, and as it matures in their awareness, they energetically engage to sort it. (First published on TheBlueNib.com)