He used structures, barriers, doorways, linens, athletic equipment to hide his aggressions.
And lies. So many lies.
This comes back to haunt me. I try to keep it in a mental suitcase because my grief over his aggression is still so intense.
Last night I had a dream that I saw a giant tire being pulled on a barge in front of me. I knew exactly what it meant.
I used to take children to play tennis. Right next to the tennis courts the football team had giant tires they used for strength training.
Charles used the tires to hide his broken actions, distorting play schema with devastating effect.
The elliptical nature of my description is for you, not me. I know too well what he did to hurt people with ordinary things.
I wish there was closure. I don’t really believe in it. Instead I think my unconscious mind will continue to bring to the fore these devastating symbols of lost innocence.
Barriers–he uses them to deceive and harm children, yet has no legal obstacle, tag or minder alerting others to his past.
It is one thing to not know how a predator isolates and subdues his prey. It is another entirely to know, and simply look away.