I don't remember my childhood very well for one reason or another, possibly childhood trauma or possibly just a very bad memory. My early life has sort of been erased from my memory banks.
I am told many children block out the memory of trauma. In fact, the healing process can only truly begin when we are willing to remember.
Memory... is the diary that we all carry about with us.
I don't need to manufacture trauma in my life to be creative. I have a big enough reservoir of sadness or emotional trauma to last me.