“I get it. Everyone’s just doing their best to survive. You shoot at me, though? Then it gets personal.”
Transcript dated 11/11. Edited for clarity.
Vincente: I’ve met people like you before. I got sent to a shrink after I lost my eye. You know what he wanted me to do? Visualization exercises. He wanted me to pretend that I still had both my eyes, to imagine the life I had before and “project it into the future.” You know what I said to him? “Cara, imagining I’ve still got both eyes isn’t going to get me back on the field. Can you help me or not?” He sent me to an occupational therapist and I never saw him again. So don’t ask me about how I’ve “adapted” or “grown”, or dig into my past to uncover the “real” impact of my trauma. I’m sick to death of talking about the first and only thing people notice about me.
Harry: Then let’s talk about something else.
Transcript ends. “Kids always ask me how I got to be so strong. I tell them it comes from having something worth fighting for. When they grow up, they’ll understand.”