Clerical Articles

The tight embrace of his father

  • December 14, 2016

Once there was 20 y.o. boy who was already addicted to heroin. Lately reaching the edge of survival, which is worst than death, he decided to enroll in a group and start therapy. Last night, because of the withdrawal symptoms, he started to break everything he found in his way, in the house of his parents, even in the living room with the most precious objects.

The furniture, the decorative objects, the piano and even the glass from the windows. Then his father ran to him and immobilized him, embracing him tightly in order to impede him doing other worse things.

Then I asked him:

”Why are you destroying yourself then?”

”I know only one thing”, the young man answered feverishly. ”That was the very first time when my father embraced me tightly…”