Thursday, August 07, 2008

My use of “emotionally safe” a couple of days ago has started to bother me. The thought I was expressing was my feeling that Surfside camp at Twin Rocks is a place where it is okay to be yourself. I think the campers are accepted as they are. But is a teen ever in an emotionally safe place? Can they ever escape the concern about what other people think? Are their fears and questions ever out of sight and out of mind? Do they ever get a recess from hormonal changes raging inside? I’m afraid “emotionally safe” falls into the category of hyperbole.


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