“Psychological trauma dims tens of millions of lives around the world… But what is trauma, exactly?
“Both culturally and medically, we have long seen it as arising from a single, identifiable disruption. You witness a shattering event, or fall victim to it — and as the poet Walter de la Mare put it, ‘the human brain works slowly: first the blow, hours afterward the bruise.’ The world returns more or less to normal, but you do not.”—David Dobbs, “A New Focus on the ‘Post’ in Post-Traumatic Stress,” The New York Times, Dec. 24, 2012.
To the memory of Federico Licsi Espino
who died on a week holy in 2011
yes, you do not