September 19, 2017
Mere Objects: crushed bits of lava rock. As a young child, this person was repeatedly violated by a teenaged neighbor girl they looked up to and adored. One particularly awful episode involved a piece of lava rock.
Because the perpetrator was female, it took this person many years to identify the violations as rape. More recently yet, they have discovered the pleasure of crushing lava rocks -- a powerful sensory experience filled with catharsis and symbolic meaning.
May the painful shards of all your doubt and shame and betrayal be crushed down to fine powder, until even the lightest breeze can carry them off.