The Katie Murray Blog: 'Talking to Trauma'

Resident Skin Elixir writer and published non fiction writer, Katie Murray is back here with an eloquent enquiry into trauma, in this moving piece 'Talking to Trauma'.

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Talking to Trauma

What have you come to show me?

That my child chose me? That I am their mother by their design?

What have you come to show me?

My strength? My resilience? My unbounded love?

What have you come to show me?

That writing heals? That time heals?

What have you come to show me?

Myself? My real self?

What have you come to show me?

That I’m still here? Despite the onslaught? That love wins?

What have you come to show me?

That others can help? If they are let in?

What have you come to show me?

That being in the darkest of places can lead to germination?

If you can just hold on –

That darkness is lonely?

But also warm and fertile?

What have you come to show me?

That I can move mountains? That I can heal? That all is not lost? That there is so much love just in the crumbs on our kitchen table?

That I am strong? That I am brave?

That I can change the future?

What have you really come to show me?

I have come to show you yourself. Take a good look. Be proud. I’ve come to show you how to look for Hope. Her signs, her promises. They are all around you.

I’ve come to hold your hand and open your eyes.

 

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