13 Dec VAT: Choosing our past
I’ve suffered many traumas and no traumas at all; the best of all worlds, memorable experiences that may have been traumatic at the time but don’t burden me as I move forward experiencing the present unfolding.
I must have suffered many traumas because when talking with others about certain experiences I’ve had, they often grimace with pain or anxiety. Yet, I can only recall these experiences in a happy light, comic with a bit of drama thrown in. How we recall the past is the foundation of our experience of the present. Happy memories come from finding as funny what would appear as traumatic experiences.