Trauma permanently changes us.

This is the big, scary truth about trauma: there is no such thing as “getting over it.” The five stages of grief model marks universal stages in learning to accept loss, but the reality is in fact much bigger: a major life disruption leaves a new normal in its wake. There is no “back to the old me.” You are different now, full stop.

This is not a wholly negative thing. Healing from trauma can also mean finding new strength and joy. The goal of healing is not a papering-over of changes in an effort to preserve or present things as normal. It is to acknowledge and wear your new life — warts, wisdom, and all — with courage.
- Catherine Woodiwiss, from ‘A New Normal: Ten Things I’ve Learned About Trauma’ (via istruggleandemerge)

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Got to go to work, got to go to work, got to have a job

This’ll never end, this’ll never end, this’ll never stop

And we’re losing all touch, losing all touch, building a desert

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Lua by Bright Eyes

and I know you have a heavy heart
I can feel it when we kiss
so many men stronger than me
have thrown their backs out
trying to lift it
but me I’m not a gamble
you can count on me to split
the love I sell you in the evening
by the morning won’t exist

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