My grandfather’s mother was raped by her stepfather or uncle (no one can really be sure) when she was fourteen. They lived in rural Illinois, and, at fourteen years old she had her first baby, my grandfather’s brother Sonny.
It’s not as if you’re going to feel it less, just because you’ve been there before.
Consistent highness does not pull you out of your humanness.
Suddenly, in the midst of the war, I was overcome by an incredible feeling of optimism.