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May 1, 2010
I have always known that I have an Outside Observer in my mind, someone who looks at my life with a sense of curious detachment.

The Observer spoke up this week, as loud and clear as a narrator. “I wonder,” he said, “how you would handle being raped.”

My first reaction was stark fear, as if just thinking of it might invite rape into my life very soon. As if I would want that! Not even for the sake of satisfying academic curiosity could I condone such a crazy horror!

But my second reaction was to agree: “Hmmm, I wonder ...”