The Great Mistake
Lynn Somerstein, PhD, RYT
Once I saw a woman reading something I had written about the destruction of the World Trade Center. She was crying.
The description of my experience working with a survivor, along with her own memories of what had happened on September 11th,
had made her cry. She didn’t know that I was the writer, or that I was present and watching. While I felt happy that I had
touched her, I was distressed by her sorrow. I thought about introducing myself, but I didn’t want to interrupt her experience;
most of all, I was reluctant to make myself known.
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