Have you heard the children rhyme “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me”?
When we arrived at the Ampere Beach, the first thing that came into my mind was “what if somebody throw these rocks to me? would it hurt? can I do the Matrix-thingy to avoid these rocks?.” Honestly, it’s weird that its my initial thought seeing this beautiful beach.
But I realized, avoiding physical objects thrown at you can be easy compared to harsh words. You can never unheard it. It could easily go straight to your heart, figuratively, and play with your emotions.
Well, here I am. And every rock they throw, physical or verbal, I use as a stepping stone.