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Trayvon Martin, White Denial and the Unacceptable Burden of Blackness in America

Trayvon Martin, White Denial and the Unacceptable Burden of Blackness in America

The Taste of Salt

When someone you love is set on destroying themselves, it leaves you with feelings of disconnect, disgust, and discouragement. Sometimes you simply want to get as far away from them as possible, an ocean away, and sometimes you want to simply ignore their issues, their problems, pretend they don't exist, simply act as if you stepped into the world the fully grown, fully accomplished, fully aware person you seem on the outside. Sometimes it is just impossible. Such is the story of Josie, her father, her mother, her brother, her husband, and her lover in The Taste of Salt. It didn't matter how deep into the ocean she preferred to exist, her small world was even smaller when addictions found their way into her quiet sanctuary. Addictions destroy not only the one challenged with overcoming, but at times, those who love them the most, those who want to help them one more time, knowing, that ultimately, the pain the addicted can only be healed through efforts they take on th