You tell me it gets better, it gets better in time.

Once upon a time, a long time ago, something terrible happened that sent my whole world crashing down around me, the aftershocks have resonated in my life for 47 years.

Today I got official recognition and as close to an apology as the US Navy is ever likely to give me.

Doesn’t make it better.

But I feel a lightness a half a decade coming, and I have been tearful off and on all day.