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24 October 2002 @ 12:20 pm
for those who have read White Oleander...  
I'm really, really scared that I'm going to turn out like Claire.
ex_paperpeta828 on October 23rd, 2002 07:26 pm (UTC)
you won't.
not if you don't want to.
(i love that book so much.
i have read it too many times)
winterswitchery on October 23rd, 2002 07:27 pm (UTC)
...oooooooh, you won't. She was...an extreme.

You are stronger than that.
solaced on October 23rd, 2002 07:35 pm (UTC)
I can honestly say that at the time that I was reading the book, I felt as if Claire had been based upon me. It scared me because I was actually reading about myself. Somewhere along the line, I survived and I'm a lot better than I was back in those days. I'm not 100% where I need to be, but I'm getting there. And you will, too. You won't turn out like Claire. I promise I won't let you, and I'm sure there are quite a few others who feel the same way..
lindafragilehearted on October 23rd, 2002 07:38 pm (UTC)
*hugs* i am too, well, scared that *i'll* be her...you have no idea...but i don't think that you will. i think you're stronger now than claire ever could be, hon. claire wouldn't move across the country to follow a dream, she just stuck around, doing random auditions & waiting for her husband to come home. & you, while you care about russell, you're not putting your life on hold for him or anyone, which is always a good thing.

ex_billowin on October 23rd, 2002 08:00 pm (UTC)
i always thought claire was beautiful.
inrapture on October 23rd, 2002 08:19 pm (UTC)
i love you and you're not. *hugs*
ceciliadoll on October 24th, 2002 01:34 pm (UTC)
I have that fear too. I practically am her already. I can really see it coming. But we won't be, either of us.
Simonemonielove on October 24th, 2002 03:21 pm (UTC)
Hey baby, I agree with the first comment..you won't become like her, unless you want to. Claire couldn't save herself, she was like a bird in a cage..you're a lot stronger, much more of a Astrid ( a survivor :) ) than a Claire!!!