The world doesn’t tell you who you are. You show the world what you are becoming.
It started feeling okay, as if nothing bad has happened. Pain was all gone now. You know when you feel like you’re down and nothing can get you up again, but something changes. Do you become numb? Do you start pretending you don’t feel anymore? Are you lying to yourself now?
Not only the feelings change, but you change with them. You are no longer the same person and now since you’ve become stronger or just more broken you realise that either way you survived. You are not the same. But neither is the world around you. Icebergs melt, tectonic plates move and volcanoes erupt. Each night is darker then the one before. The Moon get further away from Earth every year.
Everything changes. It is how you want to accept those changes that matters.