Well, that was a load of drivel.
I'm not rewriting it though. I kinda sorta managed to make my point.
Most of it anyway.
I guess the other thing I was trying to say, what I didn't quite manage to convey, is that it's not hopeless. We're not all doomed. Pain from long ago can sometimes wash over us, but that doesn't mean that we're going to have to relive it all. Sometimes scars just itch, and all it takes is a scratch to make it feel better.