…ry why I get triggered. My father was a first generation American raised by two Italian immigrants. He went through the public school system in New York City and suffered corporal punishment for speaking a foreign language at any time on school grounds. He was frequently judged as the son of WOPS [Italian immigrants without papers], an untrue assumpti…
It was the same for my mother growing up. The major reason the language of her Sicilian heritage was lost for the proceeding generations.
One I am attempting to remedy.
Another cause for a caning was dirt under their fingernails from working in the market gardens before school.
Thank you for amplifying the power of understanding our emotional triggers with your words and wisdom.
Thanks as always for being you.