I have recently vacated my apartment and am going to buy a house. I decided to use it as a chance to purge, and sorted through nearly everything I own. I came across a box which had a couple pictures of me and my ex in it. I thought I had gotten rid of all that stuff long ago, but there were a few other things in the box too. I had a brief moment, sudden, in which I felt my cheeks get flush. I immediately put the pictures and things in the trash bag nearest me, and the immediately took the trash bag to the dumpster. Wow, I haven't seen this guy in over five years and I still had that short reaction. I think perhaps it was self-protective: avoid the perpetrator. So there are two good notes, at least: that I was not incapacitated by the picture but instead acted swiftly and clearly; and that I am also leaving behind that apartment with its connection to him to get a new place with connections only to me. More healing. I haven't posted on here in ages. I don't know if it's the time of my subject heading which does the healing, or something else.