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All Wounds

Posted on 2013.02.23 at 00:00


quicksilvermad at 2013-02-23 06:30 (UTC) (Link)
Sometimes we forget details over time and that's what is supposed to "heal" us. But it doesn't always work that way. Sometimes the "wound" is so traumatic that it refuses to fade. Sure, it can close and scar, but the damage is done and there will always be a reminder of what happened somewhere in one's memory. For instance, I will always remember the look on my music teacher's face when he threatened to "nail [me] to the wall," and the feeling of terror in that moment will not suddenly disappear over time.

The wounds from that instance and of other moments where he belittled me are still there. Just faded and scarred. If you want to get technical, a scar is a sign of healing, but it's still a reminder of the original wound.


Dude, I don't know.

Some things are forgotten over time. Some things aren't. The painful stuff seems easier to access in memory, though.
ehowton at 2013-02-24 06:43 (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, I don't know either. But some of what you say makes me think of PTSD. I've been hearing a lot on it lately and we're probably all affected to one extent or another by varying degrees.
michelle1963 at 2013-02-24 16:30 (UTC) (Link)
While no expert, the terror you describe made me think of PTSD too. We tend to think of PTSD occurring in relation to physical violence, but I have read articles that indicate emotional abuse can cause it too.

Couldn't find the articles I want to share (read them months ago), but did locate this: http://suite101.com/article/emotional-abuse-and-post-traumatic-stress-disorder-a310093

Edited at 2013-02-24 04:31 pm (UTC)
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