“Early life experiences had a way of imprinting on a child’s behavioral patterns” – Harbor Nocturne by Joseph Wambaugh
A harm done to a child, whether physical or emotional, or both, becomes a seeping wound that never heals.
The harm is difficult to measure and often hidden. But it is there. Spreading its poison. Destined to exact a dreadful toll.
The harm is either the result of ignorance or evil. Ignorance can be recognized and forgiven. Evil cannot.
Either way, the scar remains.
“Emotions are not logical. There is a complexity to emotion that sometimes leaves people confused” – – Edward Unspooled by Craig Lancaster