Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Portrait of an Ex-Husband circa 1980
When I was in therapy I drew this image of a vivid memory ... my ex grasped my wrists and hit my eyes with my own fists, then laughed and said I had hit myself. This is the only time he hit me, so it made quite an impression. This was after I had the affair, so it is less gratuitous than some spousal abuse. In the background are pale blue figures representing our children.
I had to wear sunglasses for a week to cover my black eyes.