The Gift

There are moments recovering from trauma where your mind connects two unrelated things.

That revelation’s power is enough to double you over.

You fall to your knees.

The unstoppable feelings pour over you. 

It doesn’t matter where you are, kitchen, bedroom, or the street, you are struck immobile as your mind seizes this new connection. 

You barely breathe as you trace this new idea back through your life. 

Other parts of the brain begin firing. 

Car horns. 

The asphalt under your hands. 

Slowly you right yourself and continue on clutching this new revelation tight to your chest like a gift.

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