But what does “getting over it,” mean? Does it mean we forget? Does it mean we can ignore it, or that we never hurt again?”
In my mind, “getting over it” actually means something different; it means learning to live with something, absorbing the experience as part of us, remembering but no longer reliving, no longer hurting every minute or even every day. I think it means that we learn from our experiences, and move on with our lives - changed forever, never forgetting, but happy again, stronger, wiser, more compassionate.
And on that basis, I’m happy to reclaim a phrase that once caused me great pain, and say that - for all intents and purposes – I am, in fact, “over it,” and you will be too.