A year has passed and the mystery of your life is at peace. I’ve been learning how to breath in my new space, now that I know you are no longer suffering in pain. Every once in a while I allow myself the thought of how much you missed not being apart of my life, a human attachment I’ve learned to let go
of and come to terms with. I’ve always been a good person, no matter if you where able to see it, either due to your illness or “the reality” you learned to survive in. I forgive you, now and always, for not being able to fight, for yourself or me.
The biggest lesson I’ve learned being your daughter is that I can only control my truth and how I choice to live in it.
I choose to fight for myself and others. I choose to believe I deserve all the love this world has to give. I’ve learned how to fight for my creative voice, no matter how difficult it has seemed at times. I want to dive into the unknown of who I am and with the fire in my belly set it free. Knowing Fear is ok, but to learn to still strive and reach higher every day is what I want for myself and so much more.
Thank you mama, for teaching me to be a spiritual being. It would have been nice to have a few glasses of wine as we got to know each other over the past 28 years.
But there was more wine spilled in our story than sipped together, and that’s ok.
Sharing a healing moment. ~ Nona
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Nona’s life began as a fairytale. She was the daughter of a famous actress Sue Lyon (Lolita), and NFL player (Roland Harrison). Her father was absent for most of her childhood, and being a bi-racial child, she had questions at a very early age about why she looked so different.
By age 12, Sue remarried, and her relationship with her mother was never the same. Nona was kicked out of her house and by the age of 13 she was taken to a halfway house. That same year her mother placed her in an insane asylum where she stayed for almost 3 months. That kind of betrayal by her mother, a woman she once idolized, broke Nona’s spirit in a way which would take years to recover from. The author currently lives in Los Angeles…
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