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Shutter Island
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susandennis From: susandennis Date: February 24th, 2010 05:59 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Wow. What a thing to find. It was written the year before I was born. I remember reading something in my teens about how impossible it was to prove you were sane once you were labeled otherwise and thinking how very ridiculous and frightening that was.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: February 24th, 2010 06:40 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Indeed. I've discovered more of Helen's subsequent story and it's even more heartbreaking. She had trouble adjusting to "reality," certainly, but maybe that's because it wasn't a reality she wished to inhabit.

(Oh, and thanks for posting this comment. It's always great to hear from you!)
susandennis From: susandennis Date: February 24th, 2010 06:49 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I'm such a crummy commenter. I read and comment in my head a lot :)

I do love that Helen's letter and story survived so many years.
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