“Sunflower as Tree”
Barry, Chapter One, Part One
I, Barry, took three rides and a long walk to make it from Rochester to Canandaigua. I was told by my cousin’s husband, a noted child psychologist and researcher who developed the tests needed to diagnose mental disorders in blind, deaf or both adolescents, to just leave his office and go to where I wanted to be. It’s hard to believe he didn’t realize how distressed I was, but I felt a type of freedom I never would have allowed myself at the time.