imagine, if you will, a horror movie
of the truly terrifying sort.
something evil is about to happen,
and eventually it does.
but your fear does not subside
for you're not even half-way through the movie,
and each new wave of sheer panic is going to be worse.
stretch this movie over months and years.
time is not a healer.
it grates the core of your soul
down to a hollow depression,
that darkens, deepens you forever.