Are We All Just Acting Out?

Our lives as performance artists


Tom throws himself face-down on the shop floor. He is three. The right age for a tantrum. He screws up his eyes and wrings out hot tears. Everybody else is acting out too. Only they call it life.

When a child like Tom cries for attention, his parents sigh. “What a performance,” they say. “He’s overtired.” “He had a hard day.”



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✨ Bridget Webber

✨ Bridget Webber


Writer, former counselor, author, and avid tea drinker learning how to live well.