i didn’t realise how much i loved her until we drifted apart. last night i lay in bed crying, realising how stupid i was for being hung up on him when she was right there eating chocolate with me on the kitchen floor.
if either of us had of been a tiny bit braver, we could have been magnificent
Everyone expecting to see BTS at the after party. Meanwhile they’re popping champagne in the comforts of their hotel room and celebrating the special, intimate moment with their fans all around the world :’)
Traumatic events, by definition, overwhelm our ability to cope. When the mind becomes flooded with emotion, a circuit breaker is thrown that allows us to survive the experience fairly intact, that is, without becoming psychotic or frying out one of the brain centers. The cost of this blown circuit is emotion frozen within the body. In other words, we often unconsciously stop feeling our trauma partway into it, like a movie that is still going after the sound has been turned off. We cannot heal until we move fully through that trauma, including all the feelings of the event.
Susan Pease Banitt, The Trauma Tool Kit: Healing PTSD from the Inside Out