Quote from Johann Wolfgang von Goethe a German poet, playwright and novelist, considered the greatest German literary figure of the modern era. He died in 1832.
The courage to see reality has been around a very long time.
Memory screams for interpretation, so it seems. Or does it? And, who should give that interpretation? The person who has the memory or the person who is listening?
Memory is housed in many ways. The experience of the memory interprets what the mind sees. If you have memory without any feeling or emotion, is that memory still valid? Sure, but it is a memory that is most likely underdeveloped. By that, I mean – the memory is just barely poking through the guardship of the mind.
Our mind was create to protect us, to show us, to lead us. Oh, we use our mind for manipulation, courage, cowardice and everything in between.
But, it is the coward who cannot, or better stated, will not, see reality.
The sexual brutality that comes against children is unfathomable. Millions of stories surround us. Those that stand by and listen to these crimes without the experience will not be capable of fully exploring or understanding them.
So, what do these folks without experience say and do to the brutalized person? They judge. They try to decipher. They cannot understand and so in their lack of bravery they proclaim the memories of the abused to be false.
I stand with each of you that came through childhood tragedy. Don’t listen to the accusers who have nothing to stand on. Do not let them take your courage through their inability to stand with the truth.
You got this! God is one our side. Of that I am certain.