“On the day we left, we burned down the family home and all the familiar things inside. Because some memories… aren’t meant to leave traces.”
“I haven’t shown that to anybody, not even Al.
But Why not Ed?
It’s private; an admonition to my self. I hate to admit how weak I am, that I had to give what happened that day substance and then carry it around with me as a reminder.”
“Dummies; welcome home.”
“There’s no such thing as a painless lesson; they just don’t exist. Sacrifices are necessary; you cant gain anything without losing something first.
Although, if you can endure that pain and walk away from it, you’ll find that you now have a heart strong enough to overcome any obstacle.
Yeah, a heart made full metal.”