I Want to Live in this World

This past weekend, I experienced a trauma. It doesn’t fit into the categories of other traumas I’ve experienced. It wasn’t a car wreck, a sexual assault, or a medical trauma. There’s no ready-made label to validate my experience, and maybe that’s part of what makes it so hard. I wrote up the whole story to share with you, thinking that if you walked with me into my darkness, then we could also walk together back into the light. Isn’t that what we all do in life, over and over? Whether together or alone, we live in darkness, then reconnect with the light that was there all along, repeating that process over and over again.

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