I Saw a Man Beat a Woman. And I Did Nothing.

Sarafina Bianco

Part 1:

It’s known as Bystander effect. My therapist told me at our first meeting after my honeymoon. I sat in her office, staring at and counting all of my newly acquired freckles.  Eye contact impossible.

“You shouldn’t have had to see that, especially on your honeymoon, Fina,” she said. “It’s so unfair.”

And she was right.

“It shouldn’t have happened,” I replied.

And I was right, too.


It was the third day of our week in Oahu. JF isn’t a certified diver but I am, and I wanted to spend some time underwater on our trip. When I found an introductory dive, for people without certification, I immediately bought two seats on the boat. Our training would begin at 2:30 and our dive would follow. We’d be done in time to find a nice place for dinner.

We spent the morning at Pearl Harbor, touring the memorials…

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Posted on July 7, 2014, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Thank you for sharing. ❤

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