A Child’s Perception of Violence

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… I blocked it out of my mind.

Children, I believe have an innate desire for happiness, so they will always move towards it. They simply want to be happy. So that’s what I did. I continued trying to be happy. Something so horrific would never happen again, right? I tried to make any sense I could.

Catholic school has taught me right and wrong. I knew this was all wrong, but I had no clue who I was up against at the time. No idea who this person was. Where did he come from? And why is he here tormenting our lives? Nothing made sense to me. Nothing was ever explained.  I was a child, trying to make sense of an adult’s world.

But, now I understand.

The truth is, it doesn’t make sense even in the adult’s world. Even in any world. There’s nothing to make sense of.


Photo by Annie Spratt