Impacts still 50yrs on

LETTER

I am in my 80s. When I was 30 I had an abortion, very reluctantly, on the advice of a specialist — as my kidneys were not working well. It was traumatic!

Later I spoke to a group about a traumatic event in my life, without spelling out what it was as it was still too painful.

I read many years later of people supplying a lie to cover up any happening that was not spoken about.

Fifty years later I met a woman who said to me “I thought you would have left Gisborne!”

Amazing, gossip is rife and long-lived in Gisborne.

SPRINGWATER

I am in my 80s. When I was 30 I had an abortion, very reluctantly, on the advice of a specialist — as my kidneys were not working well. It was traumatic!

Later I spoke to a group about a traumatic event in my life, without spelling out what it was as it was still too painful.

I read many years later of people supplying a lie to cover up any happening that was not spoken about.

Fifty years later I met a woman who said to me “I thought you would have left Gisborne!”

Amazing, gossip is rife and long-lived in Gisborne.

SPRINGWATER

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