It would be hard to overstate to what a great writer Jillian Lauren is, or how powerful "The Monster in my Garage," her new essay at the Los Angeles Review Of Books is, much less how much it crushed me, but the best part is that you can go read it yourself here, and in short order, it will all become quite clear. Also, excerpt, below.
"I looked around at the people I loved and wondered about the limits of my own darkness, of theirs. Are we ever truly aware of the harm of which we’re capable? I broke a glass in the sink and had to walk away to keep myself from grabbing a jagged shard and taking it to my own skin. Perhaps the worst in me was not sloppiness, hoarding crap in my garage, a late-night glass of wine. Perhaps my children’s anger wasn’t as worrisome as my own."