What a sad commentary on the wounds we inflict on children before they are equipped to comprehend what has happened and perhaps fend off its worst effects.

‘One of the pitfalls of childhood is that one doesn’t have to understand something to feel it.  By the time the mind is able to comprehend what has happened, the wounds of the heart are already too deep.’

 

Source: Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind, trans. Lucia Graves (London: Phoenix, 2012), p. 33

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