APPROACHES, (11TH DAY, 11TH MONTH)
there are many untold, forgotten or hidden
stories about much of the suffering,
during the two World Wars.
The following story about Vivian Bullwinkle, and her miraculous survival on BANGKA ISLAND, is just one of them.
|Sister Vivian Bullwinkle.|
NURSE VIVIAN BULLWINKLE'S survivor guilt gnawed at her brain and heart even more than the Japanese bullet that shot right through her body.
How does one dress such an invisible wound? Where is the bandage that can bind a broken heart?
Where is the key that will lock away memories and tame the unwelcome and haunting flashbacks of the horrors she witnessed and experienced?
How can one unsee such inhumanity. How can the brain unthink it?
I've seen that look in Vivian Bullwinkel's eyes mirrored in the eyes of other survivors of man-made and natural catastrophes — Holocaust survivors, survivors of famine, car crashes, sexual abuse, bushfires, bombings, veterans, whistleblowers, bank victims, refugees and more.
FULL STORY AND VIDEOS HERE: (NOT TO BE MISSED!)