A scar is a record, like an archival document permanently attached to the body and mind. It can be a physical or psychological mark that results from any manner of inflicted pain. We all have scars, and they are all linked to a memory. Your childhood may be a blur, but you remember that post-skateboarding, post-dog-bite, post-running-with-scissors emergency-room visit. There are also experiences that scar us invisibly by etching themselves indelibly into our psyche. They may cause the occasional mental twinge or, in the case of some people, the psychological equivalent of quadriplegia. Scars involve stories and frequently become anecdotes. The inquiry "How'd you get that?" prompts a tale that begins with "Well, there was... More >>>