While reminiscing with an old friend this week he mentioned memories falling into "oblivion."

He was referring to particularly painful memories.  Your brain feels attacked and hides things from itself for protection.

I could relate to this.

In fact, my writing process (for one of my books or this blog) is akin to reaching a hand into the large bag full of hidden memories in my mind.

Resurrecting humiliation, pain, or confusion is exhausting.  After I re-examine and redefine these stories, I feel like they are much less powerful and not as terrifying as they once had been.

I am so grateful to have this forum to help myself heal.

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