If you have never lived the experience you can clinically talk about it but you can never emotionally nor rationally discern the horrors that are inflicted upon the mind of the victim. Others can imagine what happened. Other people can listen to words that survivors let escape from their lips. Others can do all these things but they can never feel what the victims are experiencing.
I awaken again, from nightmares, retching, seemingly from memories buried, now returning. As vivid as the day is bright, the memories are nightmares to my soul now.
There will always be an emotional investment in that era. But not for a longing for Daniel or his imagined love or wondering about what type of relationship we actually endured between the two of us. There was no real love or real relationship. There was no real attachment. The emotional bond I talk of is my…
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