‘I have started my own mythology that life creates us, at least partially, with a hammer. Pain chips away at the excess of rock until our figure is revealed. Those of us who have suffered with our eyes open, exist in vivid detail. We can start to gracefully move into the blow. Knocking off what obscures our true shape. As I have grown older, I have shed years of defense in lieu of a deeper humility. Perhaps the things we fight with such vehemence to avoid, could also be the things that reveal us.’

Isis Leeor, in a status update on her Facebook profile.