Liz Elliot, Author of "Five Farewells" has written this memoir about living with DID (multiple personality disorder) because she wanted to share her story with other people so that it might help break down some of the illusions about living with DID. She wanted to be a part of making change for people who live with DID like her, as well as, shift the global fear based perception about it.
Liz is living a positive and successful life with DID and wanted to show the uplifting sides of being a multiple, along with the life realities and the feelings of this type of experience. Here is an excerpt from her book:
THE RED WATER PUMP
In my dreams I sometimes walk through a winter wood. It’s the deepest forest, and in my child’s heart, at seven, I’m only skeptical of my surroundings. I walk slowly. The sun sometimes stings my eyes from certain angles. It’s only from the sun’s angle, with partial cover, that I see the red water pump.
The water pump is an object that I wasn’t familiar with except for on TV, and even in my child’s mind I wonder why it’s there, in the wood, in the middle of nowhere, and in my dreams, but when I did remember the red water pump in my life, outside of my dreams, my heart hurt, but not for myself, but for life, and what life had done.
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