He had always coped so well. I wondered if he had struggled and didn't realize his struggles had been significant enough to note.
I am a sinner, but it is beyond my control. I was born this way. I can't change it. Believe me: I tried. I knew I was different from an early age, and everyone around me knew, as well. My devoutly Catholic Italian grandmother even attempted to force me to change, but she couldn't.