“trauma freezes you at the age you experienced it.”

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one. two. three. freeze. four. pause. five. ice over. six. solidify. seven. harden. eight. icebound. nine. frosted. ten. ice-cold. eleven. hard. twelve. chilled to nothing but bone. thirteen. stopped dead. fourteen. motionless. fifteen. rigid. sixteen. solid. seventeen. suspended. eighteen. nineteen. regulated. twenty. freeze-frame. twenty-one. glaciated. twenty-two. stiffened. twenty-three. thawed. twenty-four. melted.