― It doesn't matter how many years have past. I am still left flabbergasted when someone says something mean. I internalize it and the damage seeps through my body like a vicious cancer. I've tried to put a wall, deflect and even to retreat but to no avail. In each instance I am left with a dumbfounded look on my face and a whole lotta damage to repair. ∙ From an early age I was considered a "sensitive soul", artistic, creative and a big heart. When I read lyrics I am emotionally [...].