This is so powerful, Arpad. The reminder comes to me at a time that it resonates a lot. I'm feeling stir-crazy, unsure of my life's work path, and am dealing with pain (again). Of course, I deal with anxiety and other stuff like that too. I've never read the book--there's something about it that's offputting to me. However, I love and "get" your interpretation. It's beautiful. And, as Danielle says, I'm also glad you were able to escape the trauma.