Adapting to this world as an adoptee does set one apart from the ‘normal’ experiences of family and society. One must adapt, as there is a kind of warping between one’s personal expectation of one’s eventual appearance and the actual appearance one naturally develops into…
In seeking answers to questions I knew no direct way to ascertain, I cast about more widely in terms of what could provide insight.
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Synopsis:Gorogoa is a gorgeous puzzle game that involves rearranging hand-drawn squares as it tells you a non-linear story about time, aging, and desires. Who Should Play:Gorogoa takes a while to get a hang of how to play, but once you get into it, the puzzles are absorbing and…
As an adoptee, I feel that this song is under-discussed… “The Gates of Paradise” by David Byrne, from his album Feelings. I don’t think this is intentionally a song about being an adoptee, but rather a song about realizing that dogma can be destructive while being embedded within a family space that is itself somehowContinue reading “beware of good intentions…”
David’s journey in the series moves beyond the anticipated portrayal of world-breaking adoptee, and becomes a story about an individual who undoes their own timeline. It is a complicated, breathy, artistic and intricate piece of television, tackling ideas that are groundbreaking and unexpectedly moving throughout.
We are all individuals, and our interests and desires are formed as much by our biology as our experiences. Those who are raised with their biological parents find corresponding interests driven by genetic similarities, something often completely missing from the equation within an adoptive family setting. When there are no shared interests within a familyContinue reading “superstitions and grand narratives in my adoption experience”