I Was Saved by Music Essay
So I left The Land of Terror and Pain where everything hurts. I knew inside I was dying, so I erected a wall in my mind between me and this world. I slowly constructed a world in my mind where I would live for the next few years and would continue to visit for the next twenty-odd years or more. The foundation for The Land of Make Believe, the place that would be home for so long, began with my going to that place in my imagination where all children believe that all things are possible.
There are rules to live by in The Land of Make Believe. The first rule is silence; the second rule is smile a great deal; and the third rule is to do whatever you are told to do. When I would go to the dinner table, I smiled at everyone, ate my food, said please, thank you, yes sir, no sir, yes ma'am, no ma'am, and always ate everything on my plate. I learned that if I did not eat all my food, my mother would think I was sick and ask questions which meant I would have to think of something to say, and it might be wrong. If I gave the wrong answer, then Dad would get mad and here came the nasty, harsh words again, then maybe the hand twice the size of my face, or