I am coming to terms with it.
I try hard not to let it hurt too much.
I suppress my winces and painful twangs when I see evidence of it.
I understand that it is not an intentional slight.
This is not premeditated, nor is it intended to be hurtful.
It just is.
I further understand that I am not the first to feel this way.
I understand that there is a reason the term was created.
I didn't understand it would hurt quite so much.
I still have one more chance.
Can you say...