Grace for the critic in each of us.
I wasn't sure how to interpret this story. As I read it I wondered what the bullet metaphor referred to.
Was it the lost, forgotten memories of the past or was it the diversion or distraction that the inner critic of self consciousness, insecurity created in the Anders character or a combination of both that is the driving theme in this story?
And it made me think about the tragedy in the Anders character. The often destructive ways our inner selves cause us to behave and respond. Truly how the mind minds the action and often the outcome.
Interesting piece @HoldenCaulfield . Though only for the patient and thoughtful.