“Children’s talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.” Maya Angelou
The weapon with which he combated such wounds of childhood, and now in adulthood utilized whenever threatened, was work. Always when he worked hard at anything, the demons of his childhood, and more importantly in adulthood, all negative life experiences, were held at bay. Work had always done that for him; been a rock and a high place of safety from the disregard of his feelings and the needs that went unmet by his warring parents. He was only five years old when he stood in the street paralyzed that day, but those words would become by God’s grace, an empowering strength as the years went by. God is like that in His love, and we are purified in the fires of adversity, "like gold."