We are become Trauma: the destroyers of ourselves

Photo by S. M. Y. Rafi

Trauma is an image trapped in memory’s reel.

Almost every one of us carries a trauma or ten, tinkering within us in silence as we maintain a smiling facade in fear of being caught. We maintain this farce of confidence, of success, hoping not to regress, and somehow impress everyone else with our ability to be better than our demons. Yet, we break character — in our bed, in our…