Plantae Caryophyllales Tamaricaceae Tamarix

Do you think of me as a martyr?

I sacrificed myself. I killed the old version of myself to protect everyone. Everyone had to say goodbye to the me that was so full of energy and life, but perhaps that self never truly existed anyway.

How sad!

You trapped me in a never-ending cycle of death and rebirth to punish me, but I am grateful now.
Did you think that I would hate you for punishing me? I did at first. It was absolutely unbearable. I wanted to die. The burden of knowing I was trapped was so heavy, but it isn't so bad now.

Not any less painful, but still easier.