Yet another EBear story that will sit in my forebrain zazen until I decide I've done enough processing of it. Which takes days or weeks.
Everything I needed was said in the story, and the unsaid things added to it but wouldn't have blocked my following of the story if I hadn't gotten them. Although I probably missed more than a few, it being a Bear story and she being a master of subtext.
(layers on layers on layers on healing selfhood on layers on expectations on freedom on choices on friendship on layers on layers on layers)