Yes, thank you.
I've thought about this concept before, the psychic alchemy of turning the effects of the abuse into something positive. So the way he put it: "tak[ing] those experiences and literally turn[ing] them into gold" -- really struck me.
It's a very difficult concept to keep alive when things aren't going well.
Is Louganis an inspiration that we can all strive for, or is he just one of the lucky ones?
But he grew old, this knight so bold / And upon his heart a shadow / Fell as he found / No spot on the ground / That looked like El Dorado.