Feeling, Relating, Existing

On emotion and the human dimension

A Soldier’s Memoir

Throughout the rest of their lives, those who have been traumatized encounter what I call “portkeys” that transport them again and again back to the original experiences of trauma, so that time is felt to be circular rather than linear. Read More

I can hear the voice inside

I can hear the voice inside say "don't move"
I can feel the ice of terror surrounding me
I can see the menacing eyes of the enemy

No hope for a rescue
As I wait until dawn

No hope for company
As my comrades disappear

One into emptiness
One into alcohol
And one who takes on the eyes of the enemy

I am the one remaining

the voice inside

This is really gripping, Peggy, thank you so much. It reminds me of "On Being a Remainder": http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/feeling-relating-existing/201309/bei...

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Robert D. Stolorow, Ph.D. is one of the original members of the International Council for Psychoanalytic Self Psychology, which stems from the work of Heinz Kohut.

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