A quote from my favorite series, Fruits Basket by Natsuki Takaya… Momichi nailed this one.
…To not forget a single memory can be painful. We’ve all suffered through hard times in our lives– times we would rather forget. But if we are to remain true to ourselves in this life, we must incorporate every memory… because it is especially those painful memories that shape us into the beautiful human beings we are.
Remember and embrace my loves,