~ Exacting compassion through the Big Sad ~
What happens when abuse and trauma is constantly faced? It produces either those who give up or those who detach in order to cope.
“I realised something today. I’m a non-person, Sarah. You may see me, but I’m hollow.” - Henry Barthes
Strangely enough, even though he detached, he could still feel enough to enact tenderness and care to those troubled through small moments of poignancy.
Through his detachment, that is the only way he could continue to do his job. In the last school he attended, he managed to find connection.
A brutally honest look into the school system and how teachers are true heroes in this society.
“The worst thing about this job is that nobody says thank you.” - Henry Barthes