Rohit, I guess that’s the magic of writing. We all reveal a bit of ourselves on the page. Yes, it was difficult drudging all that up from the past; but it wasn’t nearly as hard as it’s been in the past. I was inspired by others who have written of their own challenges/wounds, and in doing so move closer to healing.
A friend of mine made an analogy between recounting being involved in a car accident and telling about a traumatic experience. Immediately and for a period afterwards, recounting the incident is jarring. The same holds true when speaking about a traumatic situation. But in both instances, with time and bit of perspective, the emotional sting gradually lessens with each subsequent telling of the story.
Thanks for reading and your comments.