Before Impact, I was in a dark, stone prison. I was numb and groggy. It was cold and lonely. When I went through Impact, I realized that each boulder that made up the walls was put there by me and I had chosen to live there. I also realized that if I could create that, I could create something else. I blew up the fortress and walked out of the rubble into the warm sunshine, bright colors, and other people playing in nature. Instead of only hearing muffled voices I couldn't connect to, I now see into others' eyes and faces and bond with them. I am awake and alive!
~Rachael, Lift-Off 267~