Reflections on getting shot
I wasn't unscathed. My energy was sapped for weeks. I went to a followup medical appointment, then had to rest in my car for an hour, then got some breakfast, then rested again before driving home. A therapist specializing in EMDR for trauma helped me release the greater part of what I was holding. (Susan needed as many sessions as I did.) For awhile, when I was dancing again, crashing drumbeats would send me cowering in tears. Even now, an unexpected expression used in conversation by someone else ("It's not like someone put a gun to you and made you do it") often produces a visible jolt in my body and a short-lived but intense emotional shock.
Original Work Citation
Goldstein, M. (2012, December 5). Reflections on getting shot. Huffington Post. Retrieved from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-goldstein/reflections-on-getting-shot_b_2215910.html 12/10/2012
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