Here’s the definition from Dave Pollock : “A Third Culture Kid, a TCK, is a person who has spent a significant part of his or her developmental years outside the parents’ cultures. Although elements of each culture are assimilated into the TCKs’ life experience, the sense of belonging is in relationship to others of similar background.”
We do not grieve, because we have never been introduced to the concept that grieving a loss is normal and necessary, or that our losses are worthy of grief.
"The more we care the more we detach"
I AM ANGRY.
I don't want to go see the f'in play tomorrow night. I don't want to waste my time with a friend,
I don't want to drive backwards and forwards all day,
I don't want to take you out to dinner and I don't want to eat fast food tomorrow night either.
Why the fuck did I agree? Just because I feel obligated to spend time with you.
I do want to hang out but not on such an active level!
I am tired..
I feel disconnected. I feel disconnected.
Not isolated. Out of reach. Distant. Walls around me.
I'd like to talk to her. Because she's pervasive in that way. And I enjoy pervasiveness every now and then, especially when they are good, right questions. When the person can have or display an understanding.
I couldn't handle too much of Pete. talking about his experiences etc. pointing out people's body language while (deliberately?) ignoring his own signals. A little bit awkward kinda guy.
I AM ANGRY!