November Adoption Awareness Month – Day Twenty-four
“X” is for the letter X and other X words…
This letter is HARD to write about. I have been going over various ideas all day and have come full circle and back to my original idea to start with.
My Original Birth Certificate is beautiful. I remember the day I received it in the mail more than four decades after my birth. I sat on the couch and read it over and over and over again. Completely surreal holding in my hands. Words cannot do justice to the feelings that were washing over me.
When I got to Box 23 I laughed out loud.
Yes [ ] No [X]
And to further highlight my disgrace someone had ensured the “X” in the No Box would not be missed bycirclingit with an ink pen as well!
I am happy to say that my date of birth IS my date of birth…trust me I checked that out right at the start.
What I find so incredibly strange is the stigma of illegitimacy is one of the main reasons why our Original Birth Certificates were sealed from the PUBLIC in the first place. Somewhere along the line other people used that original concept to seal them from US as well…horrors we may find out we were born to unwed mothers…we all knew that was the reason we were placed back then – come on.
What I will never understand is how the act of adoption removes the FACT that I was born illegitimate and makes me legitimate. No matter what my amended birth certificate states to my knowledge there are no do-overs in life. I was born illegitimate – it never has bothered me, I have not lost any sleep over it…it is what it is…
I will leave you with a selections of X words and a few others that I sourced today from Phrontistery a wonderful site of words seldom used and mainly forgotten.
agamogenesis – reproduction by non-sexual means
cryptogenic – of unknown origin
misosophy – hatred of knowledge or wisdom
morosophy – foolish pretence of wisdom
mysteriosophy – system of knowledge concerning secrets and mysteries
mythogenesis – origin of myths
xenogenesis – generation of offspring entirely unlike the parent
xenogenous – due to an outside cause
xanthippe ill -tempered woman
xenodochial – hospitable; kindly to strangers
xenolith – fragment of extraneous rock embedded in magma or another rock
“I have learned that to be with those I like is enough”
― Walt Whitman
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