Until emotions are expressed, they aren’t fully felt

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I turned over the idea in my mind for several days: maybe, if I donated a kidney to him, my son would still be alive. As I pondered the idea, it stirred something in my chest. I certainly felt it bodily. Sitting in a Waffle House with my wife, I turned to her and said, “I have struggled with something. Can I tell you? I’m struggling with the idea that perhaps I should have donated a kidney to Barry.”