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Writing + Photography

Memoirs and musings of Darius Bashar. Toronto portrait photographer and writer, in pursuit of all things real, raw and intimate. 

Monsters, Trauma and Anonymous Voices

Why trauma? Why all this pain and guilt? Why monsters? Why me?! 

Then, without warning, a voice whispered:

Silly boy, don't you see,

I gave you darkness and pain
so you could help and heal from a place of "lived-it"

I gave you integrity 
so you would not swallow your voice, when courage didn't show up

I gave you sons and daughters
so you would always remember your actions echo for eternity

Silly boy, don't you see,

I gave you monsters 
so you could hitch them to your cart and LEAD