Back in antiquity, doctors did the best they could with what little knowledge of the body mankind had discovered. To fully heal, wounds would often have to be excised, cutting off infected tissue. Most sickness was "cured" by bloodletting. And aren't we always told to not remove a glass shard lest you want to bleed? Meg Buckner has two birth parents who she has never met. She has two parents who adopted her. She has one stepfather, later legal father. And finally, she has one stepmother who is shattered glass, trying to pick at her shards without bleeding out. This is a story of pain, but mostly of memory and love.