When I hear you talk about the elders, it reminds me of all the times I looked at them and realized they were just as power hungry as the heads of the big corporations. I always wondered if they felt important because I saw them destroy families and lives, sometimes it seemed on hearsay.
After a time, they held no power over me, and I’m not angered by them even though they ruined my relationship with my parents (my aging parents stopped talking to their only surviving son on their say so).
I rarely think about the witnesses any more. I’ve written about them a few times, but that was mostly to explain parts of my background.
I’m better off, but I do miss my mom and dad.
Thanks for your wonderful comment!