On being victimized

There comes a time when the victim says: “Raise your hand or voice just one more time, and I’ll kill …” There usually follows a clash of such titanic force the victim is shocked into sudden awareness of “other”. It is commonly thought the victimizer is age, the victim youth. In my experience the reverse is true. Youth is far more likely to summon the great “I am” than those of us who have escaped its thrall.