I’ve read that trauma is always in the present tense. The body marries the then with the now. Like radical politics, the body knows not gradation. There is safe and there is danger. There is inside and outside, friend and enemy, stay out or flee. I’m either on the verge of agoraphobia-I think-or a spiritual awakening.
— “In the Shadow of Twitter Towers” in When the Sick Rule the World by Dodie Bellamy