when your experiences

and burdens and sorrows and trials and tribulations

come in handy

there’s this strange moment of reconciliation. It wasn’t all for nought. One day your pain will be useful to you, they say.

And maybe it’s that I can help others when the pain is overwhelming.

It’s as if I am actually grateful for the suffering.

the pain.

the recovery.

the lessons learned

because now, in times of crisis for others, I am stable. I am strong. I am ready.

My suffering turned itself into a balm for healing.

How strange and beautiful.


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