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lil  ·  3531 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Mystery of Personal Identity

    and I can't comprehend how I got to where I am.
It's a long road OB, and yes, winding. Having a part of one's heart cut out is going to be transformative -- whether it happens medically through illness or metaphorically through the tsunamis of love relationships. In each case, we have to build ourselves up again with whatever bits of our heart we have left.