Why wasn't I more angry at the time? Was I being a wuss, a wimp?
I wasn't going to be a victim. I wasn't going to wallow. I wasn't going to invest in self-pity.
I did what I have been trying to do for months. Be as good as I could possibly be. To rise above darkness and let the light I have inside me shine.
It takes an enormous amount of strength to overcome adversity. I've got the strength to move mountains.
Don't get me wrong. What happened was an awful thing. I was devastated.
But I have made it, grown it, nourished into something greater.
To you, my sensei, I say thank you. I am grateful for you.