You can make excuses on behalf of your wounds. You can say “I wouldn’t be so insecure if my first boyfriend hadn’t treated me that way!” or anything you’d like, but I encourage you to set down your wounds and let them live as what they are truly meant to be: foundations for wisdom.
On Turning 30: Pool Parties, Body Shame, and a Little Bit of Wisdom
Lucas Bane

Yeah — foundations. That’s why the wounds that don’t heal-stay.

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